“I am privileged to serve as the Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, a world renown, academic medical center. My task and challenge is to advance the development of medical practice, research, and education, first and foremost for the population of Northern Israel and the rest of our country, and extending to the nations and the world around us.”
Rafi Beyar, MD, DSc, MPH Director, Rambam Health Care Campus Women's Division/Dr Phillip and Sara Gotlieb Chair Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
The past year was pivotal for Rambam Health Care Campus. We are watching our vision become reality. Our unique Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital is the backbone of medical readiness for Northern Israel, additionally meeting non-war needs such as Ebola preparedness. The campus is expanding: The Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital is meeting the needs of our sick kids. We are fighting our region’s greatest health threats via the recently opened Joseph Fishman Oncology Center; the Eyal Ofer Heart Hospital is under construction. Integral to this expansion are research facilities and the Health Discovery Tower, part of an historic collaboration with the University of Haifa for developing the medicine of tomorrow.
A leader in clinical practice, education, and research, Rambam continues to recruit top physician researchers, to nourish outstanding nursing practice, and to support all medical disciplines. Rambam is a hub for medical innovation, promoting and backing collaborations between our clinician scientists, the Technion’s Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, the University of Haifa, and biomedical industry.
The medical challenges before us are great. We must continue to adopt and develop new technologies for better patient care and adapt to the economy to develop creative models to fight the rising costs of modern medicine; we must fully engage with the knowledge revolution to understand disease mechanisms, genomics, information technologies, and emerging technologies. If medicine has flourished in recent decades at an increasing rate, the years ahead will lead to even faster discoveries and innovations. Rambam has laid the foundation to be part of this new and exciting future, where medicine, technology, and humanity intertwine.
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