Tel Aviv’s Sheba Hospital Ranked in Top Ten in the World


Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center has been ranked in the world’s Top Ten hospitals by Newsweek magazine for the second year running.

By Benjamin Brown, TPS

Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center was recently designated by Newsweek magazine as the 9th best hospital in the world, moving up one place from last year’s ranking.

The ranking comes at a time “when the hospital is advancing medical innovation on all fronts including dealing with the coronavirus crisis using ground-breaking telemedicine solutions to treat coronavirus patients who are quarantined at a special hospital complex,” a statement by the Sheba Medical Center read.

In its special “Best Hospitals in the World” edition, Newsweek published a list of hospitals that are at “the forefront of adapting to new challenges while providing top-notch patient care.” The hospitals on the list are “all world leaders in health care, but these are the very best.”

The Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic was ranked best in the world for the second year in a row and was followed by the Cleveland Clinic and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Newsweek deemed Sheba Medical Center a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide. The center’s collaborations with international entities have advanced innovative medical practices, hospital systems, and biotechnology.

The hospital, affiliated with Tel Aviv University, includes centers for nearly all medical divisions and specialties and serves over one million patients per year.

Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center stated that the hospital is “especially proud to be on the Newsweek list once more,” with the achievement representing “another year of innovative medical achievements which are impacting the world.”

“I am especially proud of our 9100 medical professionals who wake up each morning and come to work dedicating themselves to thinking outside the box, creating new ways to giving patients the best care and dealing with crisis like the coronavirus by employing game changing technologies such as telemedicine,” Kreiss said, adding that at Sheba staff used the phrase “Hope has no boundaries. And this is what motivates us.”

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