The Pediatric Division at Soroka provides services to the
nearly 400,000 children who reside in the Negev. This diverse population
includes immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Argentina, and other
countries, veteran Israelis and Bedouin. The Division continuously looks toward
the future and works to advance pediatric medicine in the Negev through constant
and intense activity in a variety of fields.
The Division has 200 hospital beds, and annual activity that includes 43,000 ER visits, 15,000 hospitalizations, 55,000 visits at the pediatric ambulatory services, and 17,000 babies born every year.
story of the Pediatric Division is inextricably linked to the story of the
Academic Activities and Research in
the Pediatric Division
Pediatric Division is recognized for residencies in pediatrics and every year
absorbs new residents in pediatric and its various sub-specialties.
Senior physicians of the Division engage in teaching
students from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the
Negev (BGU), including medical students from the regular program as well as from
the joint BGU Medical School for International Health in collaboration with
Columbia University Medical Center. Teaching takes place at the patients'
Physicians of the Division also teach students of nursing,
physical therapy and emergency medicine (paramedics) from the Recanati School
for Community Health Professions.
Other academic activities include continuing education for physicians
specializing in pediatrics and senior physicians as well as interdepartmental
- Senior Division physicians regularly engage
in pediatric research to advance the future of the field
- Dozens of articles written by the Division's
physicians are published in prestigious journals annually.