IDF soldiers keep Israel safe. Sheba Medical Center keeps IDF soldiers healthy and rehabilitated.
Even the Director General of Sheba Medical Center, Itzik Kreiss, is a former Surgeon General and Chief Medical Officer of the IDF.
Sheba is the location for Israel’s National Center for the Rehabilitation of Injured Soldiers and at any given time there are numerous IDF soldiers there for rehab, prosthetics, and physical therapy.
In active conflict or peacetime training accidents, almost all injured soldiers from north of Tel Aviv down to Eilat are helicoptered to Sheba Medical Center for treatment.
For those with more serious injuries, when rehabilitation is needed that happens at Sheba.
Sheba is also a place where future IDF doctors, nurses and paramedics are trained. Innovative “Military Medicine” courses, run through Sheba’s Israel Center for Medical Simulation (MSR), offer specialized training programs for the IDF’s military medical units.
Through these high-tech simulation-based courses, the IDF’s medical teams are able to improve their communication capabilities in challenging, high-pressure situations.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related challenges are as serious a problem in Israel as anywhere in the world. A joint project between Sheba Medical Center and Israel’s Ministry of Defense, Sadnat Gal is a rehabilitation program designed to help IDF veterans readjust to life as civilians.
The workshop offers a supportive framework for former soldiers whose past trauma remains with them in the present day, and provides them with the emotional tools and skills they need to handle the challenges of everyday life.
Around 140 veterans attend Sadnat Gal on a daily basis.
We have no more sacred duty than taking care of those wounded in conflict, whether in body, mind or spirit.