“They saved my life. They took good care of me. I didn’t feel like I was in a hospital. I felt supported; that I was given love and care.” –Efrat, 10 years old, Be’er Sheva
If you ask a child where he’d rather be, at home or in the hospital, we can all probably guess the answer. Home, of course. Being sick in a strange place is no fun. But can you imagine what it would be like if children actually felt at home while they were in the hospital?
If that was once a dream for Israeli children, it’s not anymore. In 2008, we dedicated the Saban Pediatric Medical Center at Soroka. It’s a state-of-the-art facility in every sense:Larger rooms for patients. Top notch equipment. A fully accredited school. Even a movie theater. Yes, it’s still a hospital, but it may be hard to tell that from the inside.
We hope that no child needs to be hospitalized at Soroka. But if they do, we know without doubt that the Saban Pediatric Center is the best possible place for a child to come for treatment.
And for the nearly 400,000 children who live in Israel’s Southern region, that’s good news.
To learn how you can support the Saban Pediatric Center, visit our Support section.