Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa

Awards & Accomplishments

Summer 2007 - Award for Best Hospital Food

Bnai Zion Medical Center won first prize for the best healthy gourmet meal in a competition with fifteen hospitals from all over Israel.  The competition took place at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon and the panel of judges included a famous author of cookbooks, the minister of health, the chairperson of the union of chefs, special dieticians and senior chefs.  The award-winning meal was prepared with minimal fats and salt and consisted of chicken breast stuffed with antipasto, fresh beetroot salad, sweet potatoes and baked zucchini.  It was topped off by a special dessert made of dough in the shape of a basket, filled with fresh fruit and syrup made of tahini (known to be iron-rich) and honey.

Chef Naor Aschenazi heads up the very capable and dedicated food preparation team at the Medical Center.

August 2007 - Award for Excellence

The Bnai Zion Medical Center won an award for excellence in the unique activity of its Multidisciplinary Center for Sexual Abuse and Incest Victims.

The prize was announced at the annual convention of Middle Eastern hospital managers held in Thailand. Bnai Zion Medical Center is the only hospital in the world that offers continuous treatment – both in the hospital and in the community – to victims of this abuse on an ongoing basis.

More information about this prestigious award and the activities of this department can be found in the December 2007 edition of the Bnai Zion VOICE. 

Autumn 2007 - Citation for Courage

Dr. Saab, an intern in the ophthalmology department, received the Commander-in-Chief of the Israel Defense Forces citation last month for his courage in treating soldiers while under fire and rockets during the second Lebanese War.  His force was among the first that went into Lebanon, and as a result of the difficult location and many soldiers wounded, they had to 'open' a clinic in one of the deserted houses in Lebanon.  There he treated soldiers while under enemy fire, while the house was hit, and the soldiers inside were injured.  Dr. Saab was injured with slivers in his face, eyes and limbs.  Despite these injuries he insisted on continuing to treat other soldiers. A day later he and his staff were evacuated back to Israel.

The hospital is very proud to have Dr. Saab on staff.



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