Meir Medical Center
Meir Medical Center is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Israel. Meir was founded in 1956; the hospital constantly improves the level of its medical services, and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best in the country. It's the "home" hospital for the Israeli Olympic team, as well as other sports organizations.
The hospital employs more than 2,300 highly skilled medical specialists and treats more than 18,000 patients a year. The majority of doctors, working at Meir Medical Center, were trained in the U.S. and Europe.
Meir Medical Center holds a JCI Certificate, issued only to hospitals engaged in treating foreign patients. The Center that has grown over time currently includes about a 100 different wards and clinics; it also has its own laboratory research center, supported by the University of Bar Ilan, Faculty of Medicine.
Meir is also famous for its In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) center, with thousands of successful fertilizations.
"Meir" is also well known for its excellent Department of Urology. Many complex urological surgeries, such as removal of birth defects in the urogenital system, reconstruction operations, (following injuries and/or disease processes) are successfully performed here. Operations for removal of kidney stones, treatment of urological tumors and more are also conducted at the Department of Urology, with great success. The department successfully employs minimally invasive surgeries that provide excellent results without post-operative complications.
Meir Medical Center is also a research center for the country's only Institute of Pulmonology, where patients receive high quality medical treatment. Presently, the Institute of Pulmonology has 32 beds, as well as 8 beds for patients in need of a respirator and round the clock monitoring.
Meir's Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology is well known for a great number of successful reconstruction surgeries of joint and bone fractures, treatment of rheumatologic diseases, etc. Many corrections of congenital skeletal defects were successfully performed at Meir's Department of Orthopedics.