Creating the best birth experience
Over 3,400 babies are delivered by Bnai Zion Medical Center’s skilled staff every year. Bnai Zion Foundation is raising funds to update the Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Suites to provide the best possible birth experience.
“The people that work here are amazing people: they do everything from their heart. It isn’t a factory feeling – you come, you give birth, you go home; everybody here is helpful.”— Zina, patient
Bnai Zion Medical Center (BZMC) is already widely sought-after by expectant mothers, who come from all over Northern Israel and even as far as Jerusalem to give birth there. That’s because of the highly personal attention they receive, with patients participating in decisions about their own pain management and other aspects of childbirth. The medical center’s labor and delivery suites need to be updated to meet the standards of care to meet the needs of women in the 21st century. Bnai Zion Foundation is working with BZMC to build The Irina Schaeffer Labor and Delivery Suites, a complex of eight state-of-the-art delivery rooms, an operating room & recovery room, and accompanying waiting room and administrative areas.
Bnai Zion Medical Center is already at the forefront of innovation in birth care. BZMC is the first medical facility in Israel to provide Integrative Medicine inside the labor and delivery suites, combining conventional medicine with evidence-based use of treatments such as reflexology, shiatsu, and guided imaging – all free of charge. Research has shown that these treatments assist women in labor greatly as they help them cope with pain, regulate contractions, speed up labor, and decrease tension and anxiety. BZMC also has a reputation for excellence in neonatal care, in part due to the Neonatal ICU funded by Bnai Zion Foundation and our Board Chairman, George Schaeffer.
Construction on The Irina Schaeffer Labor and Delivery Suites is set to begin in 2020. Each new suite will offer more spacious accommodations for the mother, equipped with updated technologies and amenities to provide the best childbirth experience possible. Over 3,400 babies are born at Bnai Zion Medical Center each year – a testament to how popular the Bnai Zion Medical Center is among expectant mothers. BZMC has ranked #1 in patient satisfaction in national surveys administered by Israel’s Ministry of Health for three years in a row. After years of partnership, Bnai Zion Foundation is proud to be working once again with this esteemed medical facility to help them provide their patients with the best possible care.