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First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists

The Yad Sarah – Frenkel Emergency Medical Center opened this past week in Jerusalem. Unlike other emergency medical centers in Israel which are staffed by general practitioners and feature one universal department that accepts all patients, the new medical center is divided into three departments—Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gynecology, with a field specialist assigned to each respective department.  The brand-new medical center, named the "Frenkel Emergency Medical Center", is the generous donation of the international businessman and Chairman of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) Aaron Frenkel who dedicated the center in memory of his parents RChaim and Fruma, z”l.

The new center is built upon an impressive area of 1,000 sq. meters and situated in the Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, in close proximity to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. It presently encompasses a medical imaging department; treatment rooms; laboratory; and more, and will be operated by members of Shaare Zedek’s medical faculty.

Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony were President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) and Vice President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Mikhael Mirilashvili; Chairman of Limmud FSU Matthew Bronfman; Health Minister Yaakov Litzman; Minister Zev Elkin; founder of Yad Sarah Rabbi Uri Lupolianski; and CEO of Shaare Zedek Medical Center Professor Jonathan Halevi.

Addressing the guests, Frenkel proudly expressed, “It is my obligation and privilege to attend this event. I have been acquainted with Uri for many years and borne witness to the extraordinary kindness and charity that takes place here. It all starts and ends with good people who are devoted to the public. It is our hope that this place will become a leader and model in the quality of service that it provides to the public. Better service. Service with heart. With generosity and warmth. We want this medical center to become a guiding light to others in the field of medicine.”