Carmel Medical Center


Carmel Medical Center is the crown sitting atop the Carmel Mountain range; the urban and rural healthcare provider for a million Israelis, serving Haifa, the coastal and inland environs. The 477 bed general hospital is nationally renowned for its keen medical services, high patient satisfaction ratings and leading medical teams of physicians, nurses and technicians. Since the 1940's, Carmel has been elegantly serving the healthcare needs of Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze who flock to the hilltop, placing their trust and their lives in Carmel hands. Under the ever-growing threat of long range missile attacks from Lebanon in the north, Carmel continues to excel with medical knowledge deeply rooted in academia, linked to the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion. Medical students, interns and residents learn under the watchful eyes of consummate Carmel surgeons, internists, radiologists and specialists in emergency medicine, pulmonology, urology, ophthalmology, cardiology and gastroenterology. Add to this Carmel's commitment to medical research and it is easy to understand why northern Israel so depends on this medical institution … the crown on the mountain top. 


Carmel Medical Center receives 82,000 ER visits annually, while admitting 32,000 patients for a combined total of 150,000 hospitalization days. More than 20,000 surgical procedures are performed annually throughout 13 operating rooms, including 3 OR's in the newly renovated Day Hospital. Ambulatory yearly visits to the Carmel outpatient clinics equal another 126,000.


Nationally, the Interventional Cardiology services at Carmel Medical Center leads the way, is a Clalit center of excellence and on every metric, its physicians match or beat international standards for best practices. Carmel is a certified training site for fellowships in interventional cardiology and it serves as a tertiary center to which complex cases are referred from other catheterization labs in northern Israel. It was here that the first  artificial  heart  was implanted and Carmel's  vascular

specialists were the first in Israel to save a patient's life by implanting an aortic stent graft. At Carmel, 94% of heart attack patients receive catheterization treatment within 90 minutes of entering the hospital.


Cardiovascular services include:

  • Intensive Care Unit

  • Cardiology Department

  • The most advanced Catheterization Institute in Israel where cardiac catheterization and treatment are performed (balloon extensions and supportive implants).

  • Implantation of pacemakers and other diagnostic activities.


Other Renowned Medical Services

Managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases of the lungs, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections. 



The largest department in the hospital, with a center of excellence in the field of gynecology/oncology is under the Directorship of the renowned Prof. Ofer Lavie. World class maternity rooms, a highly dedicated staff and a strong connection to the community account for a 20% increase in the number of births over the last three years. An expert IVF unit headed by acclaimed Prof. Marta Direnfeld, together with a technologically advanced laboratory achieves brilliant results on a par with the most advanced IVF centers in the western world. 



The new Neonatal Unit was inaugurated three years ago in line with the Ministry of Health's advanced model directives. Now, for five years running, the Ministry of Health has awarded Carmel Neonatal with first place in this essential and life-giving service. 



The Department of Ophthalmology excels in pediatric glaucoma surgery. Esteemed surgeons regularly perform complex surgeries on preterm infants while also treating infants and children from all over the country, including those from the Palestinian Authority. 


Advanced Cancer Treatments

  • While liver surgery is common, liver embolization is a good option for patients whose tumors are inoperable. It is also effective in treating larger tumors (greater than 2 inches).

  • Pancreatic surgery

  • ENT advanced surgery for head and neck tumors

  • Urologic Oncology is treating cancers of the prostate, bladder or kidney, as well as testicular cancer. Highly specialized cancer care and ongoing research into the causes and potential cures of urologic malignancies spell new hope for patients from all walks of life.

Carmel Medical Center's Day Hospital is one of the most active in the north of Israel, where various operations and treatments are performed in an ambulatory manner. Carmel Medical Center provides consulting services to inpatient departments: Infectious Diseases Unit, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacological Information, Hematology, Lung Disease Unit, Gastroenterology, Oncology and more.


The Pediatric Department operates services in the fields of gastroenterology, neurology, nephrology, infectious diseases in children, and the unit for cystic fibrosis - children with severe lung disease living in the north.


Another specialty of Carmel Medical Center is in the field of neurological medicine. The Unit for Neuroimmunology coordinates the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis patients from all over the country, and works in cooperation with several leading centers worldwide.


The Department of Family Medicine and Epidemiology is involved in many community surveys and operates one of the leading cancer research and prevention centers.


Carmel Medical Center is committed to enhancing Israeli security while acting as a concrete expression of hope and peace for Northern Israel and her neighbors.

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