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The President of Slovakia Visits Rambam

Publication Date: 3/28/2017

​Among the many visitors from overseas this month, was President of Slovakia. This visit was made possible by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Professor Rafi Beyar greets President Andrej Kiska.
Photographer: Pioter FliterProfessor Rafi Beyar greets President Andrej Kiska. Photographer: Pioter Fliter

Mr. Andrej Kiska, the President of Slovakia, arrived this morning for a visit at Rambam Health Care Campus. With him was a delegation of 50 prominent politicians, government officials, business men, and journalists. The visit was an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the visit the delegation met with Rambam's executive leadership. Professor Rafi Beyar, Director and CEO of Rambam gave an overview of Rambam's activities as the tertiary referral hospital of Northern Israel, with an emphasis on trauma treatment, cutting edge research, technology, and medical innovation.

After the presentation the delegation, led by President Kiska went on a tour of some of the hospital facilities. First came a visit to the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital where they met with Professor Myriam Ben-Arush, director of Rambam’s Pediatric Division, hospital staff, and a few of the hospitalized children. President Kiska expressed interest in the pediatric cancer treatments provided at the Joan and Sanford Weill Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Next came the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, where Rambam’s preparedness deeply impressed President Kiska.

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