New Emergency and Trauma Center

L-R: Yoram Petruschka, Daniel Jusidman and Dr. Eyran Halpern

The Rabin Medical Center Emergency Department, a national Level One trauma center located in the highly populated center of Israel, had not been updated since the 1960s. In addition to providing critical lifesaving services in times of peace, no one could have imagined many years ago when the ER was first built that Israel would continue to suffer from a never-ending conflict with its Arab neighbors, one that would kill and injure citizens and soldiers in acts of terrorism.

Thanks to the wholehearted generosity of Mr. Daniel Jusidman, a new twenty-first century Emergency and Trauma Center will be built at Rabin Medical Center. Mr. Jusidman's donation will help establish The Daniel Jusidman Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma, a new state-of-the-art facility that will significantly advance the emergency lifesaving services at Rabin Medical Center to meet current and future medical needs in a modern building equipped with the newest technological tools. Longtime friend of Rabin Medical Center and Israeli businessman Mr. Yoram Petruschka helped facilitate the contact between Mr. Jusidman and the hospital.

The total budget for the establishment of the new Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma is slated at close to 20 million dollars. Additional funds beyond the donation will be provided by Clalit Health Services and the government of Israel. Other resources need to be secured by the generosity of Friends of the Hospital in Israel and abroad.

The project is being planned by American architect Jerry Switzer, of "Morris Switzer – Environments for Health" together with the Israeli architect Marcelo Brestovisky. The center will extend over an area of 16,400 square feet, four times the size of the current emergency facilities.

This new center will include:

  • Treatment areas allocated according to severity of patients' medical condition and not according to medical specialties as it is today
  • A Fast Track for walk-ins
  • A new trauma unit equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and equipment
  • A new imaging unit with cutting-edge imaging modalities including an advanced CT to be located adjoining the ER
  • A unique environment for providing exceptional quality care to thousands of patients with an emphasis on their privacy and individual needs
  • Underground parking facilities with the necessary infrastructure for use during an emergency crisis

Dr. Eyran Halpern, CEO of Rabin Medical Center said: "The Daniel Jusidman Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma will be the most advanced in Israel and will afford the staff highly developed professional tools for the overall benefit of the patients. We sincerely thank Mr. Jusidman for his true generosity and support which will afford exceptional medical care for the people of Israel."

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