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Rambam Health Care Campus – 2022 In Numbers

Publication Date: 1/1/2023 11:00 AM
As we embrace the new year, Rambam Health Care Campus, the largest hospital in Northern Israel, has much to be proud of. The year 2022 saw many milestones, achievements, and memorable moments.
Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel. Photography: Rambam HCC.Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel. Photography: Rambam HCC.

The birth of a baby brings joy and hope for the future. Rambam welcomed 4,152 babies: 2,209 boys and 1,943 girls. Our heartiest congratulations to all the families! Natural childbirth can be empowering and rewarding and Rambam saw an increase in natural births and fewer elective Caesarian deliveries were performed.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Division saw a decrease in the number of surgical procedures performed. In 2022 the division performed 1,240 surgical procedures, compared to 1,358 in 2021.

2022 Data for Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital

Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital is the only children's hospital dedicated exclusively to pediatric medicine in Northern Israel and provides advanced medical services and a comprehensive approach to treatment in every area of children's healthcare.

The Cheryl Spencer Pediatric Emergency Department recorded 29,550 hospital visits, representing a slight increase over 2021, with 27,982 recorded hospital visits. Of these visits, 10,025 were trauma cases. Overall, the number of subsequent pediatric hospital admissions in 2022 stands at 9,109.

The expert multidisciplinary teams in the Department of Pediatric Surgery performed 731 surgical procedures this year as well as several pediatric kidney transplantations.

In the Joan and Sandy Weill Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 896 hospitalizations were recorded. Thirty-one pediatric bone marrow transplants were performed, including stem-cell transplants and transplants from living donors (family members and foreign donors).

The Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Unit aims to ensure the early diagnosis and treatment of gastric diseases in children, including supplementary oral or intravenous dietary therapies, to ensure quality of life and normal growth. Their surgical team performed 762 gastrointestinal procedures in 2022.

Emergency and Imaging Services

Rambam’s Green Wagner Department of Emergency Medicine saw a slight increase in the number of referrals, with 106,641 patients received in 2022 compared to 103,402 in 2021.

Medical imaging is critical for diagnostic and treatment purposes: 24,193 ultrasound imaging tests and 167,573 X-rays were performed at Rambam in 2022. In addition, 71,678 computed tomography (CT) scans were performed in Rambam’s International Fellowship of Christians & Jews CT Unit – around 200 scans per day! Serving all of Northern Israel, the unit operates 24/7.

In October, Rambam's refurbished and upgraded Rose and Raphael (Ram) Angel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Institute was officially opened and is now home to three state-of-the-art MRI devices. Increased patient accessibility for this essential medical imaging tool means Rambam can keep pace with the soaring demand of Northern Israel's growing population. Its opening further cements Rambam's reputation as a top-tier MRI clinical services and research center.

Other Medical Services in 2022

The Eyal Ofer Heart Hospital, built to international standards and equipped with ultra-modern equipment, officially opened in 2022. Overall, some 580 heart surgeries were performed in 2022 and a staggering number of cardiac catheterizations were performed in the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Foundation Center for Interventional Cardiology –2,362. Eighty-four life-saving heart surgeries were performed on children aged eighteen and younger.

Rambam's expert surgeons have integrated ground-breaking and complex surgical techniques into an impressive total of 25,324 surgeries performed at Rambam in 2022: 1,935 plastic surgeries, 1,155 neurosurgeries, 2,255 eye surgeries, 624 breast surgeries, and 25 adult kidney transplants to name but a few.

The past year also saw an increase in COVID-19 patients treated at Rambam: 1,561 in 2022 compared with 1,433 patients in 2021.

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May 2023 bring you prosperity, joy, and good health.