Latest News and UpdatesSoroka Medical Center is ideally positioned to house the Negev’s comprehensive cancer center. The only major medical center in the entire Negev, Soroka serves a population of over one million in a region that covers 60% of Israel’s total land mass. Soroka is one of Israel’s largest and most active hospitals, but it lacks a comprehensive cancer center that would provide its patients with the comfort and care they deserve.
Women lead the way at Soroka — doctors, managers and life savers. Special photography project in honor of International Women’s Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2017Women who are directors of departments, units and institutes at Soroka share their managerial challenges. Each one of them, leaders in their fields, saves lives every hour of every day.
Monday, February 15, 2017Shira Cohen-Goldberg of Boston still vividly remembers when she went for a 12-week ultrasound, eager to see the life she was creating, only to leave devastated. There was no heartbeat
Monday, January 30, 2017Soroka Medical Center scores best among Israel’s large hospitals
Tuesday, January 10, 2017New system evaluates slumber by smartphone
Wednesday, December 14, 2016More than half a million people have tuned in during the last two days and watched the Soroka-University Medical Center operations
Thursday, September 13, 2016Free eye surgeries, AIDS and malaria prevention, cancer screenings, equipment donations, public health education among the ways Israel helps.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016The exercises was presented to the participants of the Fourth International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters (IPRED 4), held in Israel, with hundreds of professionals from 30 countries worldwide
Dr. Revital Levy-Hevroni, Deputy Director of Soroka Medical Center Selected for the Opening Course of the Inbar Program
Monday, November 9, 2015The Inbar Program is a new prestigious joint project of the Ministry of Health, Maoz (Leadership, Value, Identity) Leadership Training in the Public Sector and Tel Aviv University.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015From the time the sirens sounded in 2007 with Operation Cast Lead, and again in 2012 with Operation Pillar of Defense, and last summer with Operation Protective Edge
Wednesday, May 27, 2015American Friends of Soroka Medical Center will hold its third annual Gala Benefit Dinner in New York City at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Wednesday, April 22, 2015There has been a 30 percent reduction in the infant mortality rate in Israel’s Bedouin community of southern Israel during the past few years
Saturday, April 4, 2015Having a companion can get a stroke victim faster treatment
Sunday, February 08, 2015Nearly 16,000 births at Saban Maternity Center, 32,000 surgical procedures, More than 11,000,000 lab tests
Sunday, November 26, 2014The study appears in JAMA Neurology and was published by researchers at BGU and Soroka University Medical Center
November 2014Soroka Medical Center during Operation Protective Edge
Tuesday, November 18, 2014The 2014 Blumberg Prize (formerly called the Elkeles Prize), for excellence in medical science was awarded to Prof. Ohad Birk.
Armored Corps Lieutenant Amos, severely injured in Operation Protective Edge, had a very moving meeting with the Soroka staff who saved his life
Thursday, November 13, 2014On July 19, 2014, the third day of the ground operation of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Lt. Amos (23) Operations Officer in Armored Brigade 401, was with his crew on the outskirts of Rafiach, tasked to locate tunnels. A missile hit his tank during the search and Amos was severely injured by shrapnel in his head, hand and eye.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014For its sterilization facility for contaminated sharp medical waste, recycling of paper, cardboard and plastic, collection of electronic equipment, community garden, reverse osmosis system, battery recycling, removal of expired drugs, green construction
Wednesday, November 12, 2014During Operation Protective Edge, Soroka Hospital saved the lives of many IDF soldiers who were wounded • Yesterday their friends came to volunteer and help hospital staff
Wednesday, November 12, 2014A Single Targeted Radiation Treatment During Surgery to Remove the Tumor instead of a Long Series of Radiotherapy
Monday, September 22, 2014We are profoundly thankful for the medical staff at Soroka Medical Center for their heroic efforts in saving the lives and healing the wounds of so many during Operation Protective Edge
Tuesday, August 19, 2014Avi Kadmon is a man of good intention and action. While Solid-Rock-Protective Edge War was in its full foray, one morning he opened his eyes and knew he had to do something.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, Soroka Medical Center in Be’er sheva has treated 1,116 casualties — 740 soldiers, 376 civilians.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva is home to one of the busiest maternity wards in Israel as it serves both the Jewish and Bedouin communities.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014Doctors, wounded soldiers share their stories.
Thursday, July 31, 2014Each flower had a note attached to it, “We’re all in this together”.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014Former Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution to the Gaza crisis and to return Gaza to the Palestinian Authority.
Monday, July 28, 2014Soroka Medical Center Director Dr. Ehud Davidson hopes people will come through with their promises.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014As “Operation Protective Edge” proceeds, Soroka Medical Center plays a critical role for Israel: treating wounded IDF soldiers as well as civilians wounded by missile strikes.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014Golani Brigade Commander wounded in clashes with Hamas to return to the battlefield
Sunday, July 13, 2014Constant sirens, missile fire sparks 10% increase in birthrate in Be’er Sheva; naming trends reflect confidence in IDF operation.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Children and Youth Trauma Center staff at Soroka Medical Center has the following recommendations for children coping with the security situation. It may also be helpful for adults.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commences “Operation Protective Edge”, Israeli Air Force planes have begun hitting targets in Gaza in response to escalating missile attacks on the south of the country.
Saturday, May 31, 2014Dedicated to the Construction of the New Protected Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Friday, May 2, 2014Soroka Medical Center is one of Israel’s largest hospitals and the busiest.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014“I’m pleased to see you [Be’er Sheva Mayor Ruvik Danilovich] even if the circumstances aren’t so pleasing. .
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Nir Gilad, President and CEO of the Israel Corporation and Chair of Israel Chemicals, Appointed Chair of the Friends of Soroka Medical Center
Tuesday, Febuary 18, 2014Mr. Gilad: “It is a great privilege for me to serve as chair of the Friends of Soroka Association and continue the tradition of the late Sammy Ofer and Idan Ofer — may he be blessed with a long life — as partners to raising the level of health services in the Negev to new heights, focusing on education and growth in this region and matching them to that of the center of the country”.
Monday, January 30, 2014In a Special Campaign, the Anita Kaufmann Epilepsy Education Center at Soroka Distributed Bracelets to People with Epilepsy
Saturday, January 28, 2014Short intervals between cesareans is risk factor for preterm births. And what is the recommended interval between pregnancies?
Sunday, April 9, 2017Spring is officially here, and with it commences the joyful planning for Passover, a holiday rich in history, symbolism and family traditions.
Thursday, December 22, 2016As the season for year-end charitable donations is upon us, we ask you to please support Soroka with a gift of any size. We depend on philanthropy to accomplish our capital project goals and to support our mission
Sunday, October 2, 2016It is our pleasure to wish our dear friends and supporters a happy and healthy New Year, and a wonderful year ahead filled with accomplishment, fulfillment, enjoyed in peace and good health
Monday, March 21, 2016The tension and pain in Israel from the current surge in terrorist attacks is felt deeply at Soroka. The recent wave of violence has hit close to home
Tuesday, September 1, 2015It is my pleasure to wish all of our friends a happy and healthy New Year. We give thanks to all of our dear supporters and friends, and look forward to a wonderful year ahead
Tuesday, March 24, 2015On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, I extend warm Spring Greetings and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season
Friday, January 3, 2015Hanukah at Soroka was an extraordinary affair this year, with the staff gathering to witness the emotional reunion of two young IDF soldiers who were severely wounded
Tuesday, October 21, 2014We are extremely proud of Soroka Medical Center for its extraordinary role in caring for Israel’s wounded sons and daughters this summer, fulfilling its role as “Israel’s Iron Dome for Health”.
Monday, April 14, 2014On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, I extend greeting for a Happy and Healthy Passover, and hope the holiday brings you the blessings of good health and personal fulfillment.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013We hope your Chanukah was joyous and filled with light, and extend warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year, with best wishes to you and your loved ones for much success and fulfillment in 2014.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Friends, and the entire staff of Soroka Medical Center, I extend warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, and the entire staff of Soroka Medical Center, I extend to you best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Passover.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012On behalf of the Board of Directors of American Friends, and the entire staff of Soroka Medical Center, I extend warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a Happy and Healthy New Year
Sunday, April 30 2017Beverly Hills Welcomes Soroka for an Afternoon Fête of fun and philanthropy
Wednesday April 26, 2017Chaired by Angela Retelny, our fifth Annual Blue & White Night Gala Benefit Dinner promises to be a spectacular and dynamic evening, as we honor David Dubinsky (1892 – 1982), one of Soroka’s legendary founding fathers.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017Young Professionals Committee Proudly invites you to join us for Cocktails & Conversation
Wednesday, December 14, 2016American Friends of Soroka Medical Center invites you to join us for Cocktails & Conversation A Reception in Honor of Dr. Agneta Golan
Saturday February 18, 2017Please join us at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road in South Beach for our annual Miami Theater party and benefit for Soroka. Guests will be immersed an extraordinary theater experience theater experience. The show will be followed by a cocktail party on the promenade
Thursday, December 8, 2016American Friends of Soroka Medical Center invites you to join us for out first New Jersey Event
Thursday, September 15, 2016Friends of Soroka Medical Center are invited to attend this special event, presented as part of NY Fashion Week. There is no admission fee, yet space is limited and admission to the event will only be by confirmed RSVP
Wednesday, June 15, 2016The evening will include a cocktail reception, formal dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and a moving and inspirational program
Thursday June 2, 2016Docent-led Tours of the Isaac Mizrahi – An Unruly History exhibit at commence at 6:45 pm and 7 pm Followed by light bites at the Russ & Daughters restaurant
January 23, 2016Miami Style “Theater & After” Party Fundraiser to Support the New Rehabilitation Hospital at Soroka
Sunday, October 18, 2015A Very Special Art Exhibition and Cultural Event including the history of the Star of David
Tuesday, June 16, 2015American Friends Of Soroka Medical Center Proudly Invites You To Our Third Annual Gala Benefit
Sunday, August 17, 2014You are warmly invited to Join American Friends of Soroka Medical Center for a Very Special Benefit for our Emergency Equipment Fund.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014Soroka Medical Center will be hosting its first ever International Conference on Cancer to promote our Comprehensive Cancer Center
Saturday, October 19, 2013Please join the American Friends of Soroka Medical Center as we welcome Professor Joseph Kapelushnik, Soroka Chief of Pediatric Oncology.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014American Friends of Soroka Medical Center Proudly invites you to our Second Annual Gala Benefit.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013A beautiful tribute and successful fundraiser!
Thursday, May 7, 2015Please join American Friends of Soroka Medical Center Thursday May 7, at 7 pm
January 18, 2015Celebrating Soroka’s heroic care for the wounded IDF Soldiers during Operation Protective Edge
Wednesday August 6, 2014Dr. Geffen will discuss “Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer”; Join us and gain insight into the latest advances in treating breast cancer, especially personalized treatment based on the molecular and pathologic nature of the tumor and the use of emerging biologic therapy.
Sunday, August 24, 2014American Friends of Soroka Medical Center is proud to have been selected as one of the 3 not-for-profit beneficiaries of the upcoming Bowl-for-a-Cause Fundraiser.
Wednesday February 6, 2013In honor of Dr. Shoshana Arbelle, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Soroka Director, Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Trauma Recovery Center
Saturday, December 15, 2012Please join the American Friends of Soroka Medical Center For our Inaugural Social Event And Help Build Urgently-Needed Missile-Protected Emergency Operating Rooms.
Thursday, December 6, 2012Please join the American Friends of Soroka Medical Center at our Hanukah Celebration for Soroka’s Neonatal Intensive Care Center
Wednesday, November 28, 2012Invite you to an informative evening with Dr. Agneta Golan Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva.
Tueday, August 2, 2012Dr. Michael Bayme, Senior Surgeon at Soroka, yeshiva of Flatbush and Princeton Grad, Spoke at Great Neck Synagogue about this experiences delivering Medicine Under Fire 2012 PLUS Medicine on High Alert 100 guests were welcomed at the Scarsdale home of board member Caroline Freidfertig for our Inaugural musical evening. With a world-Class Jazz performance by international star Aaron Weinstein and the Aaron Weinstein Trio, funds were raised for the future Comprehensive Cancer Center