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Reflections following Israel’s flooding tragedies last month

On Wednesday, April 25, there was a mass casualty event involving 60 special needs children who were caught in a flash flood: 46 of them were evacuated to Soroka for medical care. This meant that approximately 50 staff members mobilized to prepare the Emergency Department, including physicians …

Israeli’s Wounded in Gaza Attacks on Southern Israel

Three IDF soldiers were wounded on Tuesday afternoon in another barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at southern Israel by Gaza terrorists, according to a statement by the IDF. “Three IDF soldiers were injured, two lightly and the third moderately, as a result of the launches …

New, accurate Israeli method detects early breast cancer

Researchers say an inexpensive ‘electronic nose’ diagnosed breast cancer with 95% accuracy and may be used for other cancers in the future. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva announced the development of a new and accurate method of screening …

Newsletter – March 2018

We had the honor of visiting Soroka Medical Center last month, and witness the progress made in the construction of the new Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is with great pride that we inform you that the center is scheduled to open this summer.

Fighting Genetic Disease Among The Bedouins

There has been a 30 percent reduction in the infant mortality rate in Israel’s Bedouin community of southern Israel, due to the diagnosis and prevention of many genetic diseases. As the scientists at Ben Gurion University, have deciphered the molecular basis of the diseases, and in many …

Newsletter – September 2017

As the Jewish New Year approaches, we are thankful for all the good fortune in our lives, and are appreciate all of the wonderful opportunities we enjoy. We are indeed privileged to have ample occasions to participate in “tikun olam” – helping to build a just, peaceful …

Community Health at Soroka

At Soroka, we are proud of our close connection to the Negev community. We are leaders in advancing and developing programs aim at improving quality of life and promoting health. Activities are tailored to accommodate the different population groups that comprise the wonderful mosaic of the Negev …

Meet the Israeli Doctor Trying To Make Recurrent Miscarriage History

Shira 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

Newsletter – April 2017

Spring is officially here, and with it commences the joyful planning for Passover, a holiday rich in history, symbolism and family traditions. We wish all of our friends a wonderful holiday with the blessings of peace and good health. It is also the perfect time for the …

For the first time – Ministry of Health reveals sepsis rates in ICUs at Israeli hospitals

Soroka Medical Center scores best among Israel’s large hospitals. Prof. Abraham Borer, Director of the Infection Control Unit at Soroka and Director of the Clalit Infection Control Forum, said, “This is one of the greatest challenges faced by health care systems in Israel and worldwide.