Prof. Marek Glezerman, head of the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women at Rabin Medical Center
The Helen Schneider Hospital for Women at Rabin Medical Center, headed by Prof. Marek Glezerman, is the largest comprehensive hospital for women in Israel, and deals with all aspects of women's health. The staff includes 81 doctors, 156 nurses, 54 midwifes and 81 additional staff members. The hospital has 144 beds, 13 labor delivery suites, four operating theaters and five different inpatient facilities. Over the past year there were 8,650 births (4.400 boys and 4,250 girls) including 241 twins, 4 triplets and 202 premature infants. 4,500 operations were performed, 1,600 which were C-sections. There were 38,000 outpatient visits, and 1,200 IVF treatment cycles were performed. In addition there were 20,000 ultrasound examinations and 28,000 women visited the emergency room. In 2008 a new all natural birthing suite in the style of Feng Shui was opened and in 2009 Prof. Glezerman initiated the first Meeting of The Israel Society for Gender Based Medicine, which took place at the hospital.
AFRMC held its third Annual Women's Luncheon on April 23, 2009 at the United Nations. This prestigious charity event benefited the new $2.7 million comprehensive Breast Care Center at Rabin Medical Center, for all of Israel's women. Rabin Medical Center of Petach Tikvah is one of Israel's premier hospitals, a beacon of peace in the Middle East, which treats all patients, Jew, Arab, Israeli, or tourist with equal compassion and outstanding up-to-date medical services.
Tel Aviv University study has determined that natural, spontaneous deliveries and induced deliveries following the rupture of the amniotic sac in the mother share similar neonatal outcomes, contradicting common wisdom.