The new and expanded hospital, which will be located next to the existing facility, is set to become one of the most technologically advanced pediatric facilities of its kind in the world.

In a prestigious gathering, attended by numerous Israeli and international dignitaries, chief among which was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the cornerstone of Sheba’s expanded Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital was laid.

New Hospital to Offer Early Genetic Testing

In addition to integrating new medical technologies into clinical workflows, the new, advanced facility will offer groundbreaking early genetic testing for the detection and treatment of rare diseases. The aforementioned advances will serve not only the citizens of Israel, but also hundreds of children from the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and across the globe, who already receive treatment at Sheba each year.

“The new, futuristic Safra Children’s Hospital will feature many new and unique departments, unlike anything you have ever seen: from a new Children’s Burn Unit to an Eating Disorders Division, through to as well as a division dedicated to special treatments for youngsters with genetic diseases,” explained Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Sheba’s Director General, during the event. “More importantly, we are a hospital of peace and a beacon of hope not just for the children of Israel, but also for children across the region, including youngsters from the Palestinian Authority, the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco, whom we are already treating. This is the DNA of Sheba.”

In addition to advanced technologies, the new facility will, in accordance with Sheba’s vision for the future of healthcare, be fully integrated with community medicine as well as prioritize remote care: allowing children to be treated in their natural environment while helping alleviate hospital overcrowding.

“Today, we have a new reason to believe – we are launching a massive undertaking meant to provide hope, faith, and solace to numerous children,” said Prime Minister Netanyahu during a stirring speech, which highlighted the new hospital’s deep connection to Sheba’s mission and creed: “Hope Without Boundaries.”

Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom

The new and expanded hospital is set to become one of the most technologically advanced pediatric facilities of its kind in the world.

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