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Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, view of the Temple Mount

Herzog Medical Center, Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research plans to hold an opening ceremony for its new expanded Medical Pavilion on May 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

Established in Jerusalem in 1894, the new pavilion will add 270 much-needed new beds to Herzog’s current 330 beds.


“Today the Hospital specializes in the full range of problems associated with aging,” said a spokesperson for the medical center.

Among the issues addressed at Herzog Medical Center are acute medical problems, physical rehabilitation; psychogeriatrics — with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease; senile dementia; chronic respiratory care; complex medical and nursing care and osteoporosis.

A special Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department provides respiratory care for children ranging in age from three months to 18 years.

Herzog’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences concentrates on Neurodegenerative Diseases with a special emphasis on Parkinson’s Disease, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders and related diseases.

The children in the hospital’s Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department have already been transferred to the dramatically larger department in the new pavilion.

The eight-floor pavilion will include an underground 200-bed emergency hospital built to withstand the impact of missiles, and which will provide protection from biological and chemical attack.

It will also be the first hospital in Israel designed and built as a ‘green hospital’ with the highest international LEED rating.

The opening ceremony will be attended by Israel’s Minister of Health Rabbi Yaacov Litzman, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and other dignitaries and VIPs.