The brother is a doctor, the nurse is a physiotherapist, and together they treated COVID-19 patients at Rambam.
Dr. Danny Zrubavel, a physician in the Department of Internal Medicine D at Rambam Health Care Campus, has spent the past few months treating COVID-19 patients hospitalized for internal illnesses. His work, carried out around the clock, turned Rambam into his second home and the patients have become a kind of extended family.
Recently, additional “reinforcements” were brought in for this challenging work, in the form of Dr. Zrubavel's sister, Sivan Zrubavel – a physiotherapist working in Rambam’s Department of Internal Medicine H. One morning, Sivan replaced her colleague in the Department of Internal Medicine D, and the two siblings had the opportunity to work together. “The truth is that we do not meet much at work,” says Sivan. “We are both quite busy in our respective departments, but it was nice to work with my brother and share the experience of caring for patients.”
The siblings, both residents of the northern city of Kiryat Motzkin, attribute their choices to enter similar careers to their family background. “We are seven siblings,” notes Sivan, adding, “We all have academic degrees and we all work in either educational or therapeutic fields. We are all focused on people in one way or another.”