An appreciation and ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel. Thanks to a munificent donation from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Israel, this dedicated Medical Intensive Care Unit significantly changes the lives of many patients.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Israel made a very generous donation to Rambam designated to purchase medical equipment: intensive care beds, monitors, ventilators, an ultrasound device and other medical supplies.
On January 4, 2023, Mr. Elli Booch, Director of Philanthropy at the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Israel, participated in an appreciation and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Professor Miki Halberthal, General Director and CEO of the hospital, explained the importance of the unit and thanked the foundation for its generosity and commitment. Dr. Asaf Miller, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, spoke on the history and development of the unit. Booch thanked Rambam for their dedication. Dr. Esty Golan, Managing Director of International Relations and Chief of Strategic Development, Rambam board members, and staff attended the ceremony. Dr. Netanel Horowitz, Head of the Lymphoma Service in the Hematology Institute and Head of Rambam’s Operational Hospitalization Logistics, acted as master of ceremonies.
For months during the coronavirus outbreak in Israel, the Medical Intensive Care Unit treated patients with COVID-19 in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Later, the Unit moved to its current premises.
The Medical Intensive Care Unit treats patients with various diseases and life-threatening conditions, including severe infections, pneumonia, poisoning, and body-system failure. The doctors, nursing staff, respiratory technicians, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and staff of the Medical Intensive Care Unit provide a comprehensive response to the needs of their patients.