Congratulations to Tamar Kirschenbaum who was chosen by the Ministry of Health as one of fifteen Outstanding Nurses selected from across the country in honor of International Nurse’s Week.
Tamar has been working at Shaare Zedek for the past six years, four of them in our Zvi and Betty Ryzman Family Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Most recently, Tamar has been working in Shaare Zedek special Keter ICU for treating coronavirus patients.

Tamar shared, “I chose to become a nurse because I wanted a profession that was interesting and satisfying. I enjoy working in the ICU where the patients are highly complex and the nurse to patient ratio is much lower than in other departments (one to two). In addition, the staff is highly knowledgeable and skilled and my boss, Chaya Broyer is the type of boss everyone would like to work for…Shaare Zedek is where I was born and in the hospital there is a real feeling of a warm family and it makes me feel good to be part of that family.”

With regard to the award Tamar shared, “I dedicate this certificate of honor to the patients, for whom we have the responsibility and the privilege to play a significant part in advancing their physical and mental health during their difficult times and in honor of their families who face boundless worries and fear of the unknown and who need a shoulder to lean on and guidance…I am proud to be a nurse in Israel and in a hospital where nurses are a significant and inseparable part of optimal patient care.”

Ms. Gali Weiss, the Deputy Director General and Head Nurse of Shaare Zedek Medical Center said, “Tamar reflects the spirit of nursing at the Shaare Zedek which is based on principles of professionalism, dedication and initiative. Tamar’s activity and contribution to the field of nursing is inspirational and serves as an example for the role of nurses in the health system in Israel. We are proud of Tamar and are delighted to be at the forefront of the field of nursing in Israel. ”