Mrs. Gila Hyams is the Director of Nursing at Rambam since 2015. Director of The Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and Mass Casualty Situations (MCS) at Rambam Health Care Campus since 1999 and the Trauma Coordinator of Rambam’s Trauma Unit.
Mrs. Hyams received her B.A. (R.N.) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Assaf Harofe Medical Center School of Nursing, Tzrifin, in 1990, followed by an MA in Nursing from Tel Aviv University (2002) and a diploma of expertise in policy and administration from the Ministry of Health (2018).
Mrs. Hyams has coordinated fifteen international courses on developing and organizing a trauma system and mass casualty situation (MCS) organization. In addition, she has organized and led workshops and courses to advance development of local emergency and trauma systems in Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, Puerto Rico, U.S.A., Chile, India, and Thailand.
In April 2005, Mrs. Hyams coordinated the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Mass Casualty Situations held in Haifa, Israel. Since then, two other NATO courses were held at Rambam, one in November, 2009 and another one in November 2014. The 2014 course was Hospitals Under Fire—Operating Hospitals Under Extreme Circumstances.
Among her public activities, Mrs. Hyams is a member of the Israel National Trauma Council and has collaborated with the Israel Trauma Society in forming the Nine Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Courses. She also established and organized the Israeli Trauma Mass Casualty Nursing Courses.