Rambam Health Care Campus
Rambam Health Care Campus is one of Israel’s five major hospitals and the only tertiary care center serving the northern third of the country. Rambam provides primary medical care to the greater Haifa area and specialized care to more than 2 million people living and serving in the north of Israel, including IDF soldiers, the UN and US Sixth Fleet troops.
The British Mandatory Government funded the hospital in 1938. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 the hospital came under government jurisdiction and was renamed Rambam after the philosopher and physician, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon.
Rambam Health Care Campus provides diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services in every medical field, including neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery, burns, adult and pediatric hemato-oncology, bone marrow transplantation, among others.
Rambam was a pioneer in many fields. The first host-mother birth, the first kidney and liver transplants in Israel, as well as the first CT scan for combat injuries were performed at the hospital.
Thanks to the experience acquired in trauma medicine, Rambam has gained international renown as a first-rate trauma center, sharing its expertise and medical personnel worldwide through courses and workshops in the organization and development of trauma systems and in preparedness for mass casualty situations. Rambam treats more trauma cases each day than all the other hospitals in Israel combined.
Located on the grounds of Rambam Health Care Campus, Meyer Children’s Hospital was inaugurated in 2002. Meyer is the major center for pediatric patients in northern Israel and, like its parent, provides diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services in every area that affects children.
Rambam Health Care Campus provides new and advanced technology and imaging techniques, such as MRI, CT and CT-PET. The CT-PET, installed in June 2001, was one of three in the world at that time. Among the services obtainable at Rambam are annual check-ups, heart catheterizations, occupational medicine investigations, ambulatory surgery and day care treatments.
Rambam Health Care Campus is the major teaching and training hospital for the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Rambam boasts a school for radiology technicians, and nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and dieticians also train at the hospital.