The US-Israel partnership is one that has generated tremendous benefits for both countries.
Israel and the United States partner in many areas, medical being no exception. Because of its size and scope, Sheba Medical Center is at the center of that partnership.
In fact, the US Army built the first buildings that would eventually become Sheba, during WWII in anticipation of casualties from a North African campaign that did not take place.
At any given time more than 30 Sheba physicians are conducting work, research, and study across the US. Across the United States, Sheba operates in a wide range of fields from genetics to oncology.
From Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to MD Anderson in Texas, Sheba physicians spend time in the US fostering the exchange of ideas, treatments, and experiences between the US and Israel, improving the healthcare in both countries.
Mayo Clinic and Sheba Medical Center have signed an agreement that will make it easier to share health technology and support early stage startup companies.
This collaboration will create an environment that enables rapid product development in the U.S. and Israeli markets, allowing technologies to be established and launched to transform health care delivery for all.
“This agreement gives Mayo Clinic and Sheba a first look into technologies that can transform patient care globally,” says John Halamka, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Platform.
Another way Sheba supports the US is by partnering in major projects in an underserved neighborhood of Chicago.
The Bronzeville neighborhood was once a vibrant and thriving African American neighborhood that subsequently went into significant decline. The longtime local hospital, which in fact had originally been built by the Jewish community, was closed and torn down.
An ambitious new project has emerged for a massive development on the site, to improve health equity and quality of life in the neighborhood.
The first building to be built, and one of the anchors of the effort, will be an ARC Innovation Center created by Sheba. The project is expected to create jobs, foster health equity and opportunity and generate important medical innovation not only in Chicago but from across the US.
The Covid pandemic brought many lessons, including a renewed focus on health, a deeper understanding of how tightly knit the planet is biologically, and most important, the value and impact of health communication, cooperation and partnership.
Sheba Medical Center’s Medical Tourism Division provides world class medicine with a personal touch to patients from across the globe. These patients receive the same attentive care and advanced therapies that are available to domestic patients through Sheba’s many clinics and acute care facilities.
Israel is a highly popular medical tourism destination. Each year our Medical Tourism Division treats thousands of patients hailing from around the world, including from Russia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, the United States, and Nigeria. At Sheba Medical Center, everyone is welcome!
Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer signed a memorandum of understanding with Liberty Science Center (LSC) and broke new ground on Friday in New Jersey to develop a cutting-edge high-tech hospital simulation space called “SciTech Scity” that is designed to highlight the future of digital health and home healthcare.
“COVID gave us the opportunity to accelerate innovation and especially digital health solutions,” said Sheba’s CEO, Prof. Yitshak Kreiss. “We have much more in store.”
Phase I of SciTech Scity is scheduled to open in late 2023 or early 2024.
The “city of tomorrow” will be a full campus focused on developing world-changing science and technology companies and Sheba is the city’s first innovation partner and international tenant.
As Sheba continues to be there for the health of Israel and Israelis, Sheba’s lessons and talents will be there for America and Americans.