With the support of USAID/ASHA and the estate of Jules Hosanski, a life-long resident of France, Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center has opened the Jules Hosanski Sterile Supply Unit.

Shaare Zedek was honored to host His Excellency Patrick Maisonnave, the Ambassador of France to Israel, to mark the occasion.

More than 17 million NIS was invested in the Jules Hosanski Sterile Supply Unit, which integrates robotic technology and advanced sterilization equipment to offer a high level of patient safety. Shaare Zedek sterilizes over one million pieces of equipment annually, including those used in over 26,000 surgical procedures. The department is the most advanced of its kind in Israel.

Ambassador Maisonnave said that he was humbled by the recognition that ordinary citizens could play such an important role in the lives of the people of Israel. He complimented Shaare Zedek saying, “We are truly grateful for what you do here each and every day and for this we thank you.”