Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer Director General Prof. Yitshak Kreiss to Attend the White House’s Peace and Economic Summit in Bahrain

June 26, 2019

Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, is traveling to Bahrain to participate in the upcoming “peace through prosperity” economic summit. Sheba has been recognized for treating patients from across the region indiscriminately and spreading prosperity through medicine.

Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Israel’s Sheba Medical Center Tel HaShomer, will attend the upcoming summit in Bahrain to discuss economic prospects for the Palestinian people as part of a first step in a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

“I am both privileged and honored to have been personally invited by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Mr. Steven Mnuchin to the Peace and Prosperity Workshop in Bahrain,” said Prof. Kreiss.

As the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center treats patients from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and the entire region indiscriminately. The hospital is a hub for research and innovation, providing cutting-edge care to those across the Middle East and the globe. Sheba was recently named by Newsweek magazine as one of the Top 10 Hospitals in the World. In 2018, for his strong leadership skills and his role in transforming Sheba into Israel’s “City of Health,” Prof. Kreiss was named the 5th most influential person in Israel by Israeli newspaper TheMarker.

Prof. Kreiss added: “Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital facility of its kind, has acted as a ‘bridge to peace’ to nations in the Middle East region, many of whom who have no diplomatic relations with Israel. Sheba’s Israeli Jewish and Arab Moslem and Christian doctors are working side-by-side, providing innovative, critical medical care to thousands of Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank. Sheba has also saved the lives of Syrians who were severely injured during the recent civil war, as well as Kurdish Iraqi children in desperate need of heart operations. Medical innovation acts as an engine of growth and an economic bridge to prosperity and healthier lives for everyone.”

About Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer
Born together with Israel in 1948, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. Sheba is the only medical center in Israel that combines an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital on one campus, and it is at the forefront of medical treatments, patient care, research and education. As a university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, it welcomes people from all over the world indiscriminately. In 2019, Newsweek magazine named Sheba one of the top ten hospitals in the world. To learn more, visit:

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