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פורסם בראשונה: 29.03.2020

Hasharon Hospital: This Morning, Israel’s First Hospital for Coronavirus Patients Was Opened

At the request of the Ministry of Health,

the hospital has been quickly adapted for the treatment of Coronavirus patients:

The facility includes:

5 departments

200 beds

1000 staff members

 

Head of Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Eytan Wirtheim:

 “We are committed to this task of national significance, which requires massive preparations in a very short time, in order to provide the patients with high quality medical care.

We are set to carry out extensive quarantine, which is unprecedented in Israel, via advanced technology, while maintaining the safety of the medical staff.”

Facility details:

• 200 inpatient beds

• 40 artificial ventilation stations

• 4 ECMO devices to support heart and lungs

• Sterile safety sleeves for passageways

• 5 remote medical command and control centers with CCTV cameras

• Surgery and recovery rooms for Coronavirus patients

• Ventilation and air distribution systems

• 1,000 staff members

• Strict measures to maintain the safety of the medical staff

 

The Ministry of Health has contacted the management of Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson and HaSharon Hospitals) with a request to set up a 5-ward facility in Hasharon Hospital designated for Coronavirus patients only. The medical center staff immediately and fully committed to the national mission, and started working around the clock, 24/7, in order to adjust the facility for admission and treatment of 200 Coronavirus patients.  This massive preparatory marathon included establishment of remote medical technology infrastructure, command and control centers on each floor  featuring advanced technology and audio-video integrated systems that allow medical teams to contact the patients and manage the wards remotely, in order to maintain the safety of the medical staff. The various systems monitor the patients’ motion  and medical condition. All medical data, including ventilation and monitoring systems data, are transmitted directly into the medical file.
Facility management and operation will be carried out via advanced technology that allows minimum staff exposure, while maintaining full communication with the patients and providing them with medical treatment according to the needs of each patient.

Hasharon Hospital is prepared and ready to treat patients in moderate and severe condition, including those who require mechanical ventilation, and is even capable of treating Coronavirus patients who require urgent surgery or catheterization. The decision to designate 5 wards for Coronavirus patients from the Central District in a hospital dedicated solely to coronavirus,  will allow treatment of these patients separately, while fully preventing the exposure of other patients. Visitors, as well as other patients, will not be allowed to enter, for the benefit of public health in Israel.

CEO of “Clalit” HMO, Prof. Ehud Davidson: “A few weeks ago, when the Ministry of Health approached “Clalit” with the request to establish a hospital for Coronavirus patients, we designated Hasharon Hospital due to recognition of its high level and the  of its management to succeed in this significant national mission.”

Head of Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals), Dr. Eytan Wirtheim: “We are committed to this task of national significance, which requires massive preparations in a very short time, in order to provide the patients with high quality medical care. We are set to carry out an extensive quarantine, which is unprecedented in Israel, via advanced technology, while maintaining the safety of the medical staff. Apart from the fact that this is the first hospital of its kind in Israel, its uniqueness lies in its ability to provide innovative operating and recovery rooms for the benefit of any surgery and invasive operation the Coronavirus patients may require.”

Head of HaSharon Hospital, Dr. Eitan Haver: “I am proud to lead a hospital committed to a mission of  major national significance. We planned several inpatient wards adapted for treatment of Coronavirus patients, and we will do everything possible to provide optimal care for patients in mild, moderate and severe conditions. It is a complex and challenging task, and I thank the hospital staff and all the treating teams, who have immediately and fully engaged in hospital preparation, giving it the capability to provide professional, high-quality medical treatment to Coronavirus patients in Israel.”