Project Spotlight: Renovating and Equipping Hospitals

The Fellowship  |  July 16, 2019

Yael Eckstein cutting the ribbon to the Haemek Medical Center.

Recently, Fellowship President Yael Eckstein and other Israeli dignitaries attended a dedication at a Fellowship-supported hospital in Afula. The Fellowship approved a grant to fortify a floor at the HaEmek Medical Center in northern Israel, as it is one of the cities that is vulnerable to rocket and missile attacks.

During regular hospital hours when there are no rocket threats, this floor is where the department of physiotherapy and cancer care are located. However, thanks to The Fellowship’s donation, this fortified floor has the ability to immediately transform to a secure area with 105 hospital beds, including nine intensive care unit beds. In times of war, this means that the hospital has all the needed equipment to continue treating patients in a protected environment even while under fire.

Dr. Orna Blondheim, the CEO of HaEmek Medical Center had kind words to share. “We’re so happy that The Fellowship’s donors recognize the uniqueness of HaEmek Medical Center which provides the best treatment possible,” said Dr. Blondheim. “The Fellowship is very special and looks after the state of Israel. The Fellowship’s motto of “doing good and giving hope” is very moving. The Fellowship also takes care of our physical security. It is a very significant organization in Israel and certainly in the periphery. Thank you.”