Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center

Carmel Medical Center's main facade

City: Haifa

Region: North

Located in Haifa, northern Israel’s largest city, The Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center was established in 1975 to care for a heterogeneous population of Jews, Muslims, Christians, Bedouin and Druze.

The Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center is accredited by the American Joint Commission International as meeting US hospital standards. Carmel Medical Center is Israel’s national coordination center for early detection of breast and colon cancer. It is affiliated with the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and is the leading surgical hospital for Haifa and the entire north of Israel.

Carmel Medical Center serves a community with high birth rates and a large immigrant population. The Center’s cardiovascular unit was the first department in Israel to implant an artificial heart and Carmel’s vascular specialists were the first in Israel to save a patient’s life by implanting an aortic stent graft.

Carmel receives patient referrals, especially for more complex procedures, from a catchment area of 750,000 people. Carmel treats 72,000 patients and handles 22,000 surgical and invasive procedure, from open heart surgeries to advanced spinal procedures, annually. On average, the hospital operates at 100% capacity. Every day, 200 patients visit its emergency room.