The Assaf Harofeh campus stretches over 65 acres and
employs 3,000 staff.


In the past year

We admitted 63,000 patients to our regular departments

346,000 were treated in our consultative out-patient clinics and day care facilities

23,500 hospital days were utilized

8553 babies were brought into the world

21,500 surgical procedures were performed in our 17 operating theaters

27,000 dialysis treatments were administered
“ And ye shall not harden your hearts against the poor and the needy, but heal them. ”

This quote from the 1,500-year-old oath for Jewish doctors was written by “Assaf Harofeh,” also known as Assaf the Doctor — long considered the Jewish Hippocrates.

His complete 1,000 word oath is still taken today by all students qualifying as physicians in Israel.

The Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is dedicated to his spirit and his teachings, which have provided inspiration and knowledge to all in
the pursuit of healing.


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Our not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization was established in 1983 to raise money for one of the largest hospitals in Israel. Although little known in the United States, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center cares for an ever growing population in central Israel that now numbers close to 450,000. That number will exceed one-half million during the next five years.

The medical center is named after the second most famous physician in Jewish history after the Rambam (Maimonides). “Assaf Harofeh” means “Assaf the Doctor.” His full name was Assaf Ben Brachiahu and he practiced medicine in this Israel in the 5th century. He is known in medical history as the “Jewish Hippocrates” and is the author of the “oath of the Jewish doctor” written some 1,500 years ago conforming to Jewish ideals, ethical teachings and customs.

Located on a 65-acre campus half way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and some fifteen minutes from the airport, the hospital covers a large area in the center of Israel, comprising the towns of Rishon le Zion, Lod, Ramla and all the villages on the old road to Jerusalem from Bet Dagan to Bet Shemesh. The Medical Center serves a community mostly from the lower economic strata. This area has the highest population growth rate in Israel due to the recent influx of immigration from Russia and Ethiopia as well as young married couples. The hospital also provides special professional services to the army and defense personnel.

A 912 bed facility, with 704 general beds, 126 day-care beds and 82 geriatric nursing beds, the Medical Center provides year round 24 hour emergency care, intensive care, general medical, surgical, cardiac, pediatric and neonatal medical services.
 
   
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