Assaf Harofeh Medical Center


The Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) is the fourth largest government university hospital in Israel and the main one in the Shefela area. The outpatient, emergency, inpatient and maternity wards are backed by dozens of wards, institutes, clinics and laboratories in all sub-medical specialties.

Behind the personal attitude and commitment to diagnosis and medical treatment at the highest level, are about 3,500 doctors, researchers, accompanying medical professionals, nursing staff and administrative staff, who work together and provide a professional and courteous service to all patients who come to the medical center.

The Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) is one of the largest and oldest medical centers in Israel. It was established as an Ottoman hospital in 1912 and passed into British hands upon their entry into Palestine in 1917. After leaving the British in 1948, it was captured by the Palmach and officially became a general hospital, which grew over the years.

The Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) treats a population of over one and a half million people from the lowlands – the area with the highest population growth in the State of Israel. Under the medical authority of the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofe) are cities such as: Rishon Lezion, Ramla and Lod, as well as dozens of localities on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) offers this population modern, advanced and leading medicine, based on professional and skilled human capital and one of the best medical technology in the world. The Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) has an advanced imaging system, including MRI, CT, PET-CT, robotics surgery, invasive neuroradiology, one of the largest hyperbaric medicine institutes in the world, the leading orthopedic system in Israel, a breast institute, IVF department and more.

In 2014, the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) joined a quality team of hospitals around the world, certified by the JCI International Standard for Quality and Safety in Medicine. After rigorous testing of international standards, it was found that the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) is entitled to the prestigious and strict standard “Quality and Safety Certified”, which confirms that it meets the most stringent standards and operates according to the most up-to-date medical procedures in the medical world. In addition to this standard mark, the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) also received an academic certification, which indicates that it met the requirements in the fields of academia and research .


Be'er Ya'akov, Israel