Press Release

Sheba Medical Center Will Inaugurate an Advanced Smart Hospital in the Negev Region

Ramat Gan, Israel – May 16th, 2024 –  In a dramatic development, the State of Israel has approved the construction of a new hospital in Beersheba (southern Israel) that will be managed by Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital facility, and a Newsweek-ranked world’s best hospital for the last six years. The new hospital, which will be managed by Sheba in collaboration with HMOs Leumit and Meuhedet, will bring advanced, first-class health services to the residents of the Negev and provide a response to the growing demand for quality medical care in the region.

The State of Israel reported, “Because of the existing challenges for Leumit and Meuhedet to run a large hospital facility on a daily basis especially in the periphery where limited services are available to the public, the State of Israel in cooperation with Leumit and Meuhedet has chosen Sheba Medical Center, to manage and run the new facility based on its vast experience in managing and running a major medical facility. We believe that this is a major step forward in rectifying the on-going problems in providing quality healthcare to the citizens of Beersheba and beyond.”

“This is a historic step, not only for the Negev but for public health in Israel. Establishing an additional hospital in the Negev, in collaboration with HMOs and a government-run hospital, will change the health system and provide residents of the periphery excellent healthcare,” said Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center. “We are grateful to the State of Israel for approving this new hospital and trusting Sheba to manage the facility, putting the infrastructure in place to reduce health disparities in the periphery and laying the foundations for healthcare of the future.”

Through Sheba’s Global Innovation Platform ARC, the new hospital will adopt advanced digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, advanced remote care, extended reality and robotic automation together with Sheba’s multidisciplinary and skilled professional teams. Representing a global model for advanced, smart hospitals, the hospital will help reduce health disparities, enabling residents of Southern Israel to access among the best medical care globally.

About Sheba medical Center

The largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer is generating global impact through its medical care, research and healthcare transformation. Sheba’s City of Health boasts acute-care, rehabilitation, children’s, cancer and geriatric hospitals, research and innovation hubs, medical simulation center and center for disaster response and a virtual hospital on one comprehensive campus in the center of Israel. Sheba serves as a true hospital without borders, welcoming patients and healthcare professionals from all over the world and consistently providing the highest-level medical care to all in need. Sheba has been ranked a World’s Best Hospital by Newsweek for the last six consecutive years (2019-2024). For more information, visit:

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