United Hatzalah wins Ometz Award


United Hatzalah wins prestigious Ometz award

The Israeli government watchdog organization Ometz on Feb. 3 awarded the volunteer emergency rescue organization United Hatzalah in its first ever ceremony honoring Israeli institutions in medicine and science at the Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv. Ometz believes in the promoting economic, social and moral equality, and annually honors leading individuals and institutions that exemplify these values, as well as justice, decency and good governance.

“It was a true honor to receive this prestigious award, along with other great men and women,” said Eli Beer, founder and president of United Hatzalah. “Getting the Ometz prize gives us at United Hatzalah the motivation to continue our fight against our biggest enemy; time. Our goal is to have a response time under 90 seconds and this recognition reinforces that we are doing the right thing and gives us courage to continue the fight.”

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Established in 2006, United Hatzalah operates a network of volunteer medics, paramedics and doctors. Today, there are 2,500 volunteers serving Israelis across the country through emergency medical aid to the sick and wounded. The organization was recognized for its efforts in effectively and efficiently assisting in accidents and crises and working tirelessly to save lives.

The honor was granted by Ometz in conjunction with the Israel Medical Association and Israel Health Consumers.


Eli Beer receiving award from Ometz org

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