Shamir Medical Center receives $ 8.8 million. expand the cancer institute

Israel’s Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) received $ 8.8 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to rebuild and expand the hospital’s cancer institute.

The funds will help transform the cancer institute into a state-of-the-art facility, which will be renamed the Hemlmsley Multidisciplinary Oncology Center.

The current Cancer Institute is a one-story building built in the 1980s and is considered obsolete, especially since cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world.

This renovation project will allow it to accommodate more patients and use innovative multidisciplinary cancer treatments. It will also be affiliated with Tel Aviv University.

The current ground floor will be transformed into an outpatient center.

Dividing cancer cell (credit: INGIMAGE)

Two more floors will be added for a treatment clinic and a palliative care facility. In addition, a new level will be built underground to house the hospital’s radiotherapy institute.

“I thank Helmsley for their tremendous support for our new multidisciplinary Helmsley Oncology Center, which is at the heart of our life-saving work,” Shamir Medical Center CEO Dr Osnat Levtzion Korach said in a statement. .

“The Helmsley Multidisciplinary Oncology Center is part of our vision and the broad plan for the development of the medical center in the years to come. With the significant growth in the population around us and the massive housing and development plans for the region, we expect to become Israel’s largest medical center.
With the growing and aging population, there is an urgent need for a larger and more comprehensive cancer center that combines advanced forms of treatment under one roof. This new center will uniquely combine medicine, technology and professionalism with palliative, human and personal care. This generous donation is an important step in making Shamir Medical Center one of the most innovative and innovative hospitals in Israel. “

“We are grateful to the Helmsley Charitable Trust for their generous grant, which will allow us to provide the most advanced cancer care in a new facility that meets the needs of our patients,” explained the director of the cancer institute at Shamir Medical. Center, Dr. Raya Leibowitz.

“It is important for us to provide visitors to the multidisciplinary cancer center not only the best medical and nursing care available, but also a wide range of holistic treatments and services, including emotional and psychological support and social assistance, the all in a spacious and pleasant space that creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

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