Shaare Zedek Medical Centre,
110 years of Compassion
Shaare Zedek Medical Centre has always played a crucial role in the extraordinary story of the Modern Jewish Nation.
For 110 years, through wars, terrorism and a multitude of challenges, Shaare Zedek has been an integral part of life in Jerusalem, providing its unique blend of medical care and compassion to all who entered its doors.
Shaare Zedek is today a world renowned medical facility at the cutting edge of medical innovation and technology.
Shaare Zedek combines the best of all worlds. This unique hospital blends medical care with human compassion, modern innovation with deep respect for human life, the past with the future.
And Shaare Zedek is very much a hospital of the future. More babies are born at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre than any other hospital worldwide. With over 1500 babies born at Shaare Zedek each month, some of them with urgent medical needs, and with demographers predicting continued growth in the near future, there are pressing and urgent demands on Shaare Zedek Medical Centre.
Shaare Zedek has grown to become the most centrally located and accessible major hospital in Jerusalem, with a huge responsibility to Israel’s residents and visitors.
As a public non-profit hospital, Shaare Zedek relies on the support of its friends and family around the world to enable it to offer its unique blend of compassion and optimal medical care to Israel’s most vulnerable citizens.
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Healthy Babies are a Shaare Zedek Miracle!
Fuld Department of Medical Genetics Celebrates Birth of 200th “PGD Baby”
Shaare Zedek Medical Center recently commemorated the occasion of the birth of 200 healthy babies born through a remarkable technology known as Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) which was pioneered by Shaare Zedek in 2005. While the procedure is now being practiced at many leading medical facilities around the world, Shaare Zedek’s Fuld Family Department of Medical Genetics is widely recognized as an international expert in the research and implementation of the procedure.
PGD combines the best of Medical Innovation with Jewish Medical Ethics and enables embryos produced through IVF to be expertly analyzed for signs of genetic disease before they are implanted in the womb.
PGD offers families known to be carriers of genetic disease the chance to bring healthy children into the world.
First performed at Shaare Zedek in 2005, this procedure has given the blessing of creating a family to many parents who likely would have not decided to bring children into the world for fear that they would be diseased.
At the commemorative dinner attended by many of these healthy active children and their families, Shaare Zedek’s Director General Professor Jonathan Halevy noted that “Shaare Zedek takes great pride in the accomplishments of this program because it clearly brings together our core traditions of ultra-modern medicine with compassionate attention to the patients every need.”