Facts & Figures

Herzog Hospital is the third largest hospital in Jerusalem, and is one of the few hospitals in Israel combining Geriatric and Psychiatric health care.

The Hospital serves the health needs of the population of Jerusalem and other areas in Israel. The Hospital operates clinics, medical departments and research laboratories, offering medical support and hospitalization for the sick and specialized nursing for the elderly.

The organization was established in 1894 by a group of volunteers as the first psychiatric hospital in the Middle East.

Until the late 1960′s the Hospital specialized in psychiatric inpatient cases. Since then, it has become a general geriatric hospital, offering treatment for the elderly as well as the mentally ill, both within the Hospital and in an ambulatory setting. The Hospital also promotes basic and clinical research in Geriatrics and Psychiatry.

Herzog Hospital has 330 beds, organized in 13 departments. Seventy percent of the Hospital’s beds are for geriatric patients. In recognition of the hospital’s expertise in respiratory care, the Ministry of Health requested Herzog to open a Children’s Chronic Respiratory department. The Community Mental Health Center operates in north Jerusalem, while the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma is situated in one of Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods.

The  Edith and Dr. Heinz E. Samson Medical Pavilion is presently under construction, which will add 270 much needed beds This should enable the hospital to address the expanding needs of the first part of the 21st century.

Construction of the frame was completed at end of 2013 and the first clinical floor (including the Children’s respiratory department) will be dedicated in the summer of 2014.

Chairman of the Board: Mr. Shamai Keinan

Director General: Dr. Yehezkel Cainene

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