In a recent edition of the European Heart Journal, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) publication, the question is asked: “What’s behind the success of Israel’s acclaimed Chaim Sheba Medical Center?”. Our Director of Cardiology, Dr. Amit Segev, attempts to provide an answer, shedding light on Sheba’s national and international accomplishments.

With Sheba consistently making Newsweek’s list of the world’s best hospitals for the past five years, ESC sat with Dr. Amit Segev to discover the key ingredients behind its success. Dr. Segev began by sharing his personal pride in managing a department considered the largest of its kind in Israel. With its multi-disciplinary team, Sheba’s Heart and Vascular Center can diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

An interview with Dr. Amit Segev: Discussing the medical center’s secret to success.

Dr. Segev: 25% of all Israeli clinical studies are done at Sheba

But it doesn’t end there; Sheba’s achievements extend to many other fields, including research and clinical studies. As Dr. Segev explained, “One-quarter of all the clinical studies that are done in Israel are done in Sheba, so we are one hospital doing 25% of all the clinical research in a country with a population of 9.5 million.” Dr. Segev also mentioned the innovative initiatives of ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate), Sheba’s innovation ecosystem, that collaborates with industry leaders and medical institutions worldwide to transform global healthcare. “We have 80 companies that work in collaboration with Sheba, some companies that originated from the medical center through tech transfer, and some from outside that have partnered with Sheba”.

According to Dr. Segev, while innovative infrastructure and high clinical standards are key for achieving excellence in healthcare, Sheba is taking the next step forward, driving a paradigm shift from the traditional hospital model to the new ‘City of Health’ vision. Ultimately, this will make healthcare institutions such as Sheba dedicated to promoting health before, during, and after hospitalization, leveraging advanced technologies and cross-sector collaborations to create “a global ecosystem, where medicine, academia, and industry collaborate to shape the future of health.”

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