Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa

Bnai Zion's Impact

A recent survey conducted by the Maccabi Health Insurance Company rated the Bnai Zion Medical Center well above the national average. Patients have praised its medical staff, their professionalism, the admission procedures and efforts to relieve pain, and consider the         Bnai Zion Medical Center an outstanding hospital.

The hospital has been presented with the most prestigious Israeli award given to a hospital in Israel: it has been voted the number one hospital of choice in northern Israel for eight consecutive years.  Its doctors are known worldwide for the development of groundbreaking treatments and techniques.  To meet the needs of all Israelis, the Medical Center has established the following specialized departments:

  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neonatal and Premature Unit
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics
  • Internal Medicine Specialties (including Metabolic, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine Disorders and Cardiac & Liver Disease)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Childhood Development Center
  • Urology

Construction of the Chais Building for child development was completed in September 2005.  The Child Development Center was established in 1976 as the only program of its kind in Haifa and northern Israel.  Today it is recognized as the region's leading center for diagnosis and treatment of young children from infancy to six who have neurological-developmental challenges.

The Center provides consultation, assessment and ongoing treatment for a range of neuro-developmental problems:  for children with genetic syndromes, autism, cerebral palsy, language and learning disorders, premature babies and others.  This multidisciplinary family-oriented program places the family and the child at the focus of the treatment.  More than 700 children - both Jewish and Arab - from all over northern Israel are treated here every year.

Ofarim is part of the Child Development Center.  It is the only diagnostic, developmental service for blind and visually impaired children in northern Israel.  The unit is committed to appropriate developmental treatment beginning in infancy and the staff strongly believes that early treatment can make all the difference.  The program includes rehabilitation daycare for blind and visually impaired infants up to age three.  Children receive therapy and paramedical treatments along with typical kindergarten activities, which is the best rehabilitative and educational option for these infants.

The hospital recently completed its new neonatology unit, the only protected neonatology department in Israel. 


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