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.
Division has 100 hospital beds, 75 physicians in 24 sub-specializations in
pediatrics, 300 nurses, and annual activity that includes 35,000 ER visits,
12,000 hospitalizations, 15,000 visits the pediatric ambulatory services, and
story of the Pediatric Division is inextricably linked to the story of the
Facing the Future: Advancing
Pediatric Medicine in the Negev.
The Division's services
are provided in the following frameworks:
Saban Center for
Pediatric Medicine -
Hospitalization in a Cinema
Setting and Educational
Center for Hospitalized Children.
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.