Healthcare News Roundup

Here are some news articles about Israeli healthcare that we have recently shared on our twitter feed-

Hadassah Hospital is taking health care to new heights- Haaretz 

Mortlity high in psych hospitals- Hrtz  -Would b more intrsting w/ comp 2 intrntl data, still thumbs up 4 reform

Health Ministry to probe new Meuhedet rules that dentists say endanger kids teeth- Haaretz 

Ichilov head Barbash- new emergency facility/why only central Israel hospitals get donations- Haaretz 

American CEOs Get an Israeli Medical Education 

@mominisrael Risks of Homebirth 

Turning things around at Bikur Cholim- JPost 

Public funding for updating health basket eroding-JPost 

Really interesting- Surrogacy law in Israel 

I love docs but hubris is a professional hazard-60% of docs punch in, others protest “demeaning”-JPost 


Sharap 101


Note: This post is specifically about Hadassah Hospital’s Sharap service. Other private and non-profit hospitals in Israel offer similar services.

If you are dealing with specialists or procedures in the Jerusalem area, you should know about Sharap.

Sharap is the private health services associated with Hadassah Hospitals that enables patients to select the senior physician who will treat them, both for the outpatient clinics and for surgery and hospitalization at Hadassah. Sharap can also be arranged to obtain more timely clinic appointments or procedure scheduling as well as access to preferred laboratories, imaging equipment, and operating theaters.

According to Hadassah’s website, Sharap services also make accessible medical treatment in all medical fields, “second opinion” consulting, and legal medical opinions for use in court or for the medical committees of the National Insurance Institute, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Health, etc.

Sharap is a private, paid service, however your Kupat Cholim’s supplemental plan may include reimbursement, sometimes as much as 90%. Speak to your kupah first to find out what the policy is for your plan.

Sharap Hadassah Ein Kerem
Location: Hospital entrance level.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fridays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
Telephone: 02-6778899
Fax: 02-6776600

Sharap Hadassah Mt. Scopus
Location: Hospital entrance level.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday, 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Telephone: 02-5844044
Fax: 02-5323307

Sharap Tel Aviv – 10 Dubnov St.
Location: 10 Dubnov St., Tel Aviv.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM
Fridays, 8:00 AM to 12 noon
Telephone: 03-6955333
Fax: 03-6954433