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Shaare Zedek Medical Center staff in the hospital's coronavirus ward in Jerusalem, Sept. 23, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel sees spike in number of kids hospitalized with rare post-COVID syndrome

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In the past two weeks in Israel, one child has died and 35 have been hospitalized, one in critical condition, due to a surge in cases of Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS), according to...

Israeli cancer care, heart treatment rank among world’s best in annual ‘Newsweek’ list

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In its annual World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list, the U.S. magazine Newsweek names three Israeli medical centers. The magazine ranks the top 250 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and pediatrics, and...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine seen on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Third Pfizer vaccine shot 86 percent effective for those over 60, Israeli healthcare provider...

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The third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine was 86 percent effective for people over 60 years old, Israeli health care provider Maccabi said on Wednesday. Dr. Anat Ekka Zohar of Maccabi said the third...

For third year in row, Sheba Medical Center ranks as one of world’s ‘Top...

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For the third consecutive year, Newsweek magazine has ranked Sheba Medical Center among the “Top 10 Best Hospitals in the World,” placing it at #10 in 2021. The magazine’s annual “World’s Best Hospitals” survey, which debuted on the Newsweek.com site on...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) ward of the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot on Sept. 22, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Young doctors enlisted to help fight Israel’s war on coronavirus

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As Israel battles the coronavirus pandemic, its health-care system has emerged as its first and foremost line of defense, thrusting medical teams to the front line. Ensuring adequate care for the growing number of seriously...
Israeli Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levy speaks during a press conference about the coronavirus, in Jerusalem on June 21, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry instructs hospitals to prepare 1,500 new beds for COVID patients

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Some 4,953 Israelis tested positive for the coronavirus since Tuesday, bringing the country’s overall tally since the start of the pandemic to 239,806 cases, the Health Ministry stated, adding that on average, 15 percent...
Soroka Medical Center medical staff member works at the coronavirus ward of Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva on Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Spike in COVID-19 cases could bring Israel’s hospitals to their knees, warns official

The Israeli health-care system is on the brink of collapse and will soon no longer be able to ensure coronavirus patients receive adequate care, health officials warned on Monday amid new data indicating that...
Israeli Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levy attends a press conference about COVID-19, at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on July 6, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Report: Israeli Health Ministry head tells hospitals to cease elective procedures, open new COVID-19...

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Israeli Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levi on Monday called on the country’s hospitals to cease performing elective procedures and to take urgent steps to handle the country’s steadily rising coronavirus morbidity rate. In a...
Shaare Zedek medical workers administer a COVID-19 test outside the coronavirus unit at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem on Sept. 13, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Israel sees nearly 5,000 new COVID cases in 24 hours as death toll hits...

Israel’s COVID-19 morbidity rate continues to rise, hitting another record from Monday to Tuesday with 4,973 confirmed positives, or 12 percent of all tests processed in that 24-hour period, according to the country’s Health...
Magen David Adom medical workers perform COVID-19 tests at a drive-through site in Lod, on July 10, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israel records highest number of coronavirus deaths in 24-hour period

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Making a grim new record, there were 17 coronavirus fatalities in Israel on Wednesday, which constituted the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the country in a 24-hour period since the start of the...