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About Shaare Zedek

Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek has been known for more than a century as the Hospital with a Heart.

Mission Statement

The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem provides financial support to fund services, capital projects, research and the purchase of equipment for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek has been known for more than a century as the Hospital with a Heart. Patients stream to Shaare Zedek seeking top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, with international accreditation, Shaare Zedek provides industry leading, cutting-edge medical care and its reputation continues to grow – “Innovative Medicine in the Heart of Jerusalem.”

About Us

Shaare Zedek first opened its doors as a 20-bed facility on Jaffa Road in 1902 with Dr. Moshe Wallach serving as the Medical Director for the first 46 years. In 1979, now a thriving and esteemed medical facility, the Hospital moved to a more central location, a 14-acre site opposite Mt. Herzl. To fully ensure the safety of its patients, the first three stories of the ten-floor complex, housing vital areas such as the operating theaters, emergency room, pharmacy, and medical supplies, were built underground, so that even in times of military attack, the Hospital can continue to function.

Shaare Zedek is a public non-profit hospital that treats more than 850,000 patients a year in its 30 inpatient departments and 70 outpatient units. Shaare Zedek proudly welcomes more than 22,000 babies a year, making it the most active maternity department in the entire Western World. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Shaare Zedek has maintained the largest Corona Unit in Israel and has served as a beacon of compassion, hope and healing for all those being treated. Shaare Zedek is also proud to serve as a pioneer in cancer care, a reputation further enhanced with the creation of our butterfly-inspired Helmsley Cancer Center.

In December of 2012, Shaare Zedek took over the historic Bikur Cholim Hospital. Click here to read more.

As our departments gain international acclaim, the spectrum of treated ailments and diseases has become as vast as the diversity of the population we treat. Our staff of more than 2,500 employees is made up of the most highly acclaimed and sought-after physicians, nurses and related medical professionals in their respective fields.

From our Wilf Children’s Hospital to our Helmsley Neurological Center — a comprehensive facility that includes Jerusalem’s new Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment Unit, as well as new Departments of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology — from the most advanced procedures in laparoscopic surgery to the latest technology in robotics, from the treating of victims of terror and IDF soldiers, to expectant mothers needing advanced prenatal care in our four maternity wards; from seniors with tragic illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, to cancer patients fighting for their lives, we provide a full range of services at the highest level to every patient who walks through our doors.

Shaare Zedek receives only very minimal funding from the Israeli government and therefore we rely on the generosity of our friends and family from around the world to help us to continue to provide the healthcare experience our patients have come to expect.