Philanthropist donates US$30 million for new emergency department in Tel Aviv

December 4, 2020 by JNS
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Tel Aviv Sourasky-Ichilov Medical Center Tel Aviv announced a new emergency medicine department to be named after philanthropist Sylvan Adams, who donated NIS 100 million (more than $30 million) for its establishment.

From left: Professor Ronni Gamzu, director of the Ichilov Medical Center, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and philanthropist Sylvan Adams. Credit: Miri Gatneu, Ichilov Communications.

The donation was given in parallel with a similar investment by the Israeli government.

The construction of the new department is expected to continue for about two years, and once done, will be the largest in the State of Israel, developed in line with the leading medical centres in the world.

Israel’s Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein said: “how wonderful it is that even in this difficult period, we can enjoy a few moments of joy laying a cornerstone for a vast and advanced emergency room in Ichilov.”

The 8,000-square-meter building will include the largest number of beds in an emergency room in Israel.

At the Thursday ceremony, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “realizing the vision is what is being expressed here. This is the vision. The establishment of the centre, of a new emergency wing, at Ichilov Hospital, is an expression of a long-term vision. This is a veteran hospital, but I am pleased to see that there is momentum for development and innovation.” 

Adams said he was “proud to contribute to the construction of a hospital for emergency medicine with standards that have never been seen in the State of Israel, and that will be at the forefront of the largest and most advanced centres in the world. It is against the backdrop of the coronavirus that we see the importance of establishing advanced and innovative hospitals, which will be able to answer such immediate needs in real-time.”


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