The Medical Center’s role in Israel's progressive healthcare system
Israel features one of the world's finest medical systems. Consistently ranked as one of the top facilities in the country, the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is proud to have a leading role in this achievement.
The country has impressive health statistics and a life expectancy of 82 years for women 78 years for men. These figures reflect the Israeli government and public's commitment to healthcare, supporting leading-edge health services, top-quality medical research, a modern network of hospitals, and a remarkably high physician to citizen ratio.
Israel's healthcare program ensures that every citizen - from birth to old age - is entitled to superior medical care. Israel's healthcare expenditure is among the highest of any developed nation. The Ministry of Health is responsible for overseeing and supervising all health services, implementing nationwide standards, issuing medical licenses, and supporting medical research.
Israel’s health service culture
Many of Israel's physicians and nurses volunteer their services in under-developed countries, treating the sick and poor who cannot afford, or are unable to receive, proper medical care. These Israeli medical professionals share their skills with the countries' local staff, in cooperation with international aid organizations. Israeli medical personnel also volunteer frequently for disaster relief efforts in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Tel Aviv, a fascinating destination
Just 20 minutes from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's most vibrant metropolis and the center of the country's finance, commerce, arts, culture, and entertainment activities. The Mediterranean Sea shoreline covers the entire western side of the country, with the Medical Center just a several-minute drive from the beautiful, relaxing beaches. Tel Aviv is blessed with a comfortable climate: short, mild winters with plenty of pleasant, sunny days, delightful spring and fall seasons, and a constantly sunny summer from June through August.
Tel Aviv is known as “the city that never stops,” a fitting name for this cosmopolitan city that offers so much to tourists and residents alike. With a wide array of accommodation options—from luxurious to low-budget hotels—Tel Aviv is an extremely friendly city for visitors seeking medical treatment. This European-style city offers an excellent public transportation system, with most road and street signs written in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. There are highly accessible convenience supermarkets and coffee shops—usually open 24 hours a day—within walking distance of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, plus ample parking adjacent to the facility. There is an abundance of shopping, ranging from clothing boutiques and artisan crafts to art galleries and leading international brand shops.
For those able to tour, there are sightseeing locations, such as the Holy City of Jerusalem and Haifa less than an hour from Tel Aviv.
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is an integral part of Tel Aviv. Just like the city it serves, the Medical Center never stops—constantly providing both Israeli residents and international visitors with world-class medical care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.