A dedication ceremony to mark the opening of the refurbished Department of Internal Medicine H was held at Rambam. The department had been temporarily located in the Sammy Ofer Tower while the refurbishment took place.
A dedication ceremony was held at Rambam Health Care Campus this morning to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Department of Internal Medicine H. The department moved into its new home in the Bay View Building after spending approximately seven years in a temporary location on the -1 floor of the Sammy Ofer Tower.
The ceremony was held at the entrance to the department in the presence of members of Rambam’s Administration, including Rambam Director Dr. Michael Halberthal, President of International Friends Associations Professor Rafi Beyar, Managing Director of International Relations and Chief of Strategic Development Dr. Esty Golan, and Director of Nursing Mrs. Gila Hyams, as well as other Rambam employees and staff.
Speakers included master of ceremonies Dr. Eyal Braun, the department Director; Dr. Halberthal; Mr. Rafa Diab, the department’s Acting Head Nurse; Ms. Meital Rozen, the department social worker; and Professor Beyar. All spoke with excitement about the long-awaited move and how pleased they were by the refurbished facilities, due in part to donations by Mrs. Irene Kulish Gorodisch (from Argentina), the Aaron Gutwirth Fund (from Israel), and Shafir Engineering and Manufacturing (from Israel). Braun expressed gratitude for the vision and tenacity of the Rambam administration, which ensured that challenges and obstacles were overcome and that the move was able to take place, allowing his staff to continue their important work under greatly improved physical conditions.
Following the ceremony, which included the hospital rabbi affixing a new mezuzah at the entrance, guests were treated to a tour of the newly opened department, which began functioning prior to the ceremony and has been treating patients for more than a month.