Rabin Medical Center is a global leader in developing the capacity to safely assess, decontaminate, and treat victims of terrorist attacks and other disasters. A modern and up-to-date emergency department often makes the difference between life and death for those with acute injuries. As such, the new Jusidman Emergency and Trauma Center at Rabin Medical Center is replacing the old facilities that were no longer suited to the needs of the more than 160,000 annual emergency room visitors. With state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based designs, the new Center provides first-class emergency medical care while enhancing patient comfort.
The government of Israel and the Rabin Medical Center are aware of the importance of providing emergency services in case of catastrophic event. Both institutions have developed strategies to respond to a potential disaster. Overall, Rabin Medical Center is a global leader in developing the capacity to safely assess, decontaminate, and treat victims of terrorist attacks or victims of natural or man-made disasters.
Rabin Medical Center has been designated as one of only six Level 1 Trauma Centers in Israel. Approximately 1,800 trauma victims are hospitalized annually, 400 of whom receive emergency treatment within the trauma resuscitation room. This unit provides care for major trauma victims, both adult and children, who often find themselves in life-threatening circumstances.
Due to Rabin Medical Center’s reputation for emergency preparedness, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) jointly conducts large scale drills on an ongoing basis evaluating IDF’s readiness to evacuate and threat casualties in the event of chemical warfare. This program involves participation of medical, fire, and police departments, as well as the Ministry of Health and Magen David Adom. The hospital also has a plan to operate in the event of attack on its own facilities.
The Jusidman Emergency and Trauma Center includes a Level One Trauma Unit, Fast-Track Clinic, Triage and Admittance, Imaging Facilities, and other support services, as well as an Emergency Care Wing for Acute Care. This revolutionary Emergency Care Center ensures a higher level of privacy, comfort, and convenience as well as improved patient flow, offering patients the most high-quality emergency and immediate care in minimum time. The 54,000 square foot facility was planned according to Israel’s Home Front Army Command’s emergency readiness requirements, which includes both medical and structural requirements necessary to protect Israel from natural disasters and external threats. This mandates the inclusion of advanced diagnostic and life-saving equipment to cope with large-scale disasters, particularly terrorist attacks. Due to Rabin Medical Center’s outstanding reputation for emergency preparedness, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) jointly conducts large scale drills regularly, evaluating IDF’s readiness to evacuate and treat casualties in the event of chemical warfare.