Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital

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The Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital

​​​​​​​​​​​​A secure environment for medical care is the least anyone might expect, but in Israel both civilians and soldiers are unsafe in times of extreme conflict. Rambam has established a new paradigm for assuring the safety of our patients and medical personnel via the world’s largest underground fortified hospital. ​​​​​

Opened in April of 2014, the 2,000-bed Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital has already attracted hundreds of tourists and medical professionals from around the world. Designed based on lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War when 60 rockets fell within a half mile radius surrounding Rambam, this three level 1,500-vehicle underground parking lot converts to a 2,000-bed hospital within 72 hours. The facility is not just serving Northern Israel in times of extreme emergency, such as war. Today part of its lowest floor has been set up with isolation equipment, ready at a moment’s notice to care for suspected or diagnosed Ebola patients.

​With construction of the fortified hospital complete, and some parts already prepared for current use, we urgently need to finish equipping it with standard and specialized beds, and medical equipment and supplies to achieve full functionality and readiness. The region is prone to quick and unpredictable escalation of hostilities. Rambam must be prepared to safely provide the highest level of medical care, especially in times of extreme emergency. We cannot do it without your help.

To find out how you can help in developing this important project please send us an email to: [email protected].

We MUST Finish Equipping this Essential Facility
Your gift will help fund one of the most advanced initiatives of its kind in the world,
and serve as a lasting reminder of your solidarity with Israel and her people
at the time of their greatest need.​​