Needs in the Healthcare Sector: Treating Victims of October 7, Wounded Soldiers, Trauma, and More

Only 37 miles from the Gaza border – the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) has been treating hundreds of victims since the early hours of October 7.

It is the primary hospital for patients flown in directly from the battlefield and backup for the two frontline hospitals in Beer Sheva and Ashkelon.

With a new national center for treating PTSD, a secure underground emergency hospitalization space, expanded ER and surgical facilities, additional medical teams, and an information center for patients’ families, the team of nearly 4,000 employees at Shamir Medical Center has pivoted their operations to accommodate the vast needs.

We are hosting weekly conversations so you can hear directly about the evolving situation on the ground, from the ground.

This week, we heard from Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, CEO of Shamir Medical Center, to discuss managing this team and extensive care for civilians and soldiers.

Each update includes briefings followed by grassroots leaders in conversation with Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President of Leichtag Foundation and Impact Cubed.

Click the image below to watch the recording.