About Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel.
Regional and international referral center
Center of excellence
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s strategy of developing and expanding centers of excellence has created tremendous demand for services—by over 1.5 million patients per year, who receive optimal expert care. The Medical Center is also in demand by physicians; in fact, for over a decade, the Medical Center has been the number one requested residency program from among Israeli medical schools.
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s patient-focused approach is a hallmark of its personalized care delivery. Adhering to international service standards, clinicians tailor care to each patient’s needs, age and situation. The Medical Center is committed to providing care with sincerity, respect and empathy, with special attention to the entire patient experience. Progressive patient services include the information and appointment center and the beWell outreach program.
The Medical Center employs over 6,000 people:
- More than 1,130 are physicians, of whom 750 are medical specialists, 300 hold academic positions, and about 10% hold professorships
- 2,050 are nurses
- 750 are medical technicians, technologists, therapists, and other clinicians
Patient activity has grown steadily since Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s inception in 1914. On an annual basis, the Medical Center manages:
- More than 103,000 new hospital admissions
- Over 34,600 surgical procedures
- More than 1,500,000 outpatient clinic visits
- Over 200,000 emergency room visits
- Over 11,000 deliveries
Bridge to peace
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center facilitates harmony and collaboration among Israel's neighbors, treating patients from many Middle Eastern countries.
Research and development
Medical Center physicians integrate their clinical care with research on a daily basis. Each year, hundreds of research studies, both basic science and clinical, are conducted within the Medical Center’s walls, in search of new medical understanding and to develop new diagnostic and treatment modalities. The Medical Center leads the country in the number of research projects conducted. In 2010, the Medical Center was the top facility in research funding.
World-class trauma center
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Trauma Center, uniquely skilled in emergency response on a large scale, is named in memory of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. When the Prime Minister was shot during a peace rally in 1995, the Medical Center trauma team took heroic efforts to save his life.
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is on a growth trajectory, with the objective of advancing medical services and patient accommodations, particularly in response to population growth. Recent physical expansion produced the award-winning 13-floor Arison Medical Tower and the Sammy Ofer Heart Building, which features the Sammy Ofer Emergency Underground Hospital.
New construction and renovation projects are continuously underway. With clinical and scientific talent, models for excellence and outstanding infrastructure, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center will remain at the forefront of medicine, benefiting patients from Tel Aviv, the country and the world.