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American Friends of Shamir Medical Center

(Assaf Harofeh)

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About Us
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Our not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization was established in 1983 to raise money for one of the largest hospitals in Israel. Although little known in the United States, Shamir Medical Center is the fourth-largest government hospital in Israel, it provides over 1 million residents in Israel's central region with state-of-the-art medical care and services. Serving an economically and socially diverse community, we are proud to be the medical 'home base' for the cultural mosaic that is Israel, administrating care to Jews, Muslims and Christians, religious and secular communities, low and middle-income families and veterans as well as immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

Our Claim to Fame
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Our Claim to Fame

Shamir Medical Center is home to multiple centers of excellence, including:

  • One of the world’s largest hyperbaric medicine centers

  • The Institute of Allergy Immunology & Pediatric Pulmonology

  • The Center for Translational Microbiome Research

  • The National Academy for Surgery

  • The Orthopedic Division

  • The Obstetrics and gynecology division

  • Interventional neuroradiology

During 2019: 

  • 151,871 patients passed through our emergency department

  • Over 484,686 patients were seen in our consultative out-patient clinics

  • 8,245 babies were born in the obstetric services 

  • The overall yearly occupancy rate of the hospital grew over 90%

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Donations to the American Friends of Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Haropeh) are formally recognized for tax exemption by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

We will be proud to recognize the important contribution made by benefactors in an appropriate manner.

Every contribution will be used in forwarding our aim to provide the best in medical care to the hundreds of thousands of patients

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Contact Us

American Friends of Shamir Medical Center 

61A 9th Street, Suite 14

Brooklyn, NY 11215


Attn.: Irina A. Olevsky, President 

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