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Rambam Health Care Campus (RHCC) is a 1,000-bed, full service teaching hospital and Northern Israel's largest medical center. Located in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, Rambam serves more than two million residents – one third of Israel’s population – from Hadera in the south to the Syrian and Lebanese borders in the north.


 RHCC is a tertiary referral center for 11 district hospitals, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Northern Command, the US Navy Sixth Fleet and the UN Peacekeeping Forces posted in the region. We are the North’s exclusive provider of comprehensive treatment in such disciplines as neurosurgery, oncology and trauma.

RHCC originated as the Municipal Hospital of Haifa. It was founded in 1938 by the British Mandatory Government, which commissioned celebrated Bauhaus architect Erich Mendelsohn to design the original building (today’s Erich Mendelsohn Wing). The Mandatory authorities built their proud hospital on a lovely, half-moon shaped headland, historically the site of Khayfa al- Atika (ancient Haifa), at the base of Mount Carmel and northwest of the Port of Haifa (est. 1933).

With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the young hospital came under government jurisdiction and was renamed Rambam for 12thcentury physician-philosopher RabbiMoses ben Maimon (Maimonides or the RAMBAM). The designation signaled the hospital’s aim always to be guided by the RAMBAM’s practice of superlative devotion to patients and to the art of healing. This ideal finds resonance in the Prayer of Maimonides (see P6).

Under the farsighted leadership of Prof. Rafael Beyar, CEO and Director General of RHCC and Dr. Phillip and Sarah Gotlieb Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, our medical center enjoys synergetic partnerships with the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and its independent, central research arm, the Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, both located on the Rambam campus; the Technion’s Faculties of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering; and more than half a dozen biomedical technology companies. Plans call for expanding this synergetic network to include a clinical research institute and biotechnology incubator to be established on campus in the Biomedical Discovery Tower (pictured) to be built for the purpose.

Rambam senior physicians serve among the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine’s lecturers and researchers and the Rappaport Institute’s cadre of researchers; have inspired scientists and engineers to develop novel patient-oriented healthcare technologies; and in their quest to understand and conquer disease, have made major discoveries in the areas of hybrid imaging technology, embryonic stem cell research, and human-population genetics.

Most recently, RHCC’S ambitious 5-year, $300 million Vision of Adam development plan has received the Haifa Regional Planning and Construction Committee’s imprimatur and, as importantly, been approved by local environmental groups. Friends of RambamMr. andMrs. EitanWertheimer are leading the project’s social-venture capital campaign. The plan calls for large-scale construction of new buildings and the renovation, expansion and maintenance of existing facilities, and is designed to keep Rambam at the leading edge of 21st century medical research, teaching and clinical care.

The Rambam Mission

» To deliver patient-oriented, state-of-theart healthcare and preventive medicine with a warm human touch

 » To educate future physicians and allied health professionals

» To provide an inspiring home for basic and applied medical research in life sciences and biomedical engineering, with the aim of better understanding disease

» To apply biomedical research discoveries to improved clinical care 

» To energize contemporary medical practice while accelerating the creation of the medicine of tomorrow