Newsweek: Rambam Among Top Three Hospitals in Israel
Rambam Health Care Campus was recently ranked as the best hospital in Northern Israel, and the third best in the nation, as part of an 11-country international study conducted by “Newsweek” magazine. The rankings were determined through a combination of recommendations from medical experts (doctors, healthcare professionals, and hospital managers), results from patient surveys, and medical KPIs (key performance indicators) on hospitals from a variety of public sources. Patient surveys conducted primarily by insurance companies following hospitalization included information about general hospital satisfaction, whether or not they were satisfied with the medical care they received, satisfaction with service and organization, and whether or not they would recommend the hospital to others. Medical KPIs included data about the following factors: quality of care for specific treatments, hygiene measures and patient safety, and the number of patients per doctor and per nurse. Scores for each hospital were calculated by combining the results from each of the aforementioned components, with each component accounting for a weighted percentage of the total (peer recommendations accounted for 55%, patient experience accounted for 15%, and medical KPIs accounted for 30% of the score). Rambam’s score was 92.2, earning it a third-place ranking in the top ten and the highest ranking among hospitals in Northern Israel. Rambam Director and CEO Dr. Michael Halberthal notes that this ranking is due to the dedicated, professional, and thorough work of the hospital’s staff. In a message to Rambam employees, Halberthal writes, “I have no doubt that without you we would not have reached this point. The strength of this hospital is you – the hospital staff,” adding, “Together, we will continue to work to preserve this achievement and expand the scope of activity for our patients, as we aspire to be the leading hospital in Israel in this category as well.”
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