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History of Emek Clinic

Emek Medical Center was founded in 1924 as the first Kupat Holim Clalit Hospital to serve pioneers in the Jezreel Valley and has since grown into the most famous medical facility in the North east of Israel. Today, it serves 700,000 residents of various ethnic groups and is a specialized treatment center for citizens from all over Israel. Emek is a renowned academic and educational institution closely associated with the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion Institute of Technology. In recent years, many new immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia have settled in the area and are closely associated with Emek. 26 departments, 588 beds, intensive care units, outpatient clinics and modern laboratories form the infrastructure of the Emek hospital, allowing the center to provide a full range of medical services. Emek is the first hospital in Israel to receive the prestigious international JCI accreditation for the highest standards of healthcare and patient safety.


The creation of a comprehensive and advanced oncology center was our vision and dream for over 10 years. Now this dream will become a reality - under one roof and in accordance with the highest international standards. The new Beit Shulamit will offer state-of-the-art cancer treatment that requires collaboration between different disciplines: surgeons, oncologists, imaging specialists, interventional radiologists, pain management experts, palliative care specialists - together with other medical professionals: psychologists, nurses and social workers with focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant diseases and at the same time focusing on the healthy aspects and well-being of patients and their families.

Research is a true path in the search for new knowledge and innovation in medicine, and the Research Center at the Cancer Center will be the optimal platform for collaboration between clinicians and researchers. The new oncology center at EMC, academically affiliated with the Technion, will be the only such center in the north of the country, it will raise the level of EMC and help strengthen Northern Israel.


The hospital offers a wide range of specialized services and departments, including eight surgical departments, oncohematology services, emergency medicine, cardiac services, perinatal services, an impressive range of pediatric services, excellent orthopedics and unsurpassed excellence in gastroenterology. Emek is the only hospital in Israel (and one of the few in the world!) to achieve "0" infections in 1,000 days of central venous catheter (CVC) use in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Palliative and supportive care

The mission of the palliative care service at the Emek Medical Center is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing a serious life-threatening illness.The palliative care service focuses on the goals of treatment , assessing and managing symptoms in response to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient.Our goal is to enable the patient to maintain a life full of dignity, quality and meaning, at all stages of his illness and especially at the end of life.

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