The cutting-edge of global healthcare, and Israel’s top medical center is building it .
Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Middle East, has been rated a Top Ten Hospital in the World four years running by Newsweek Magazine. Sheba is a leader in research, new treatments, humanitarian missions and medical training.
Sheba’s ARC Innovation Center (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) creates, incubates, and advances new medical technologies and generates 20-30 new biomedical patents annually.
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is the number one cultural attraction in New Jersey, drawing over 750,000 visitors per year. Located in Liberty State Park adjacent to the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan, LSC has been given a key undeveloped plot of adjacent land to develop a STEM high school, research center and advanced technology demonstration and testing site.
Sheba and LSC are partnering to showcase and test medical technologies of the future and to develop strategies and programs which will improve health equity locally in New Jersey and beyond.
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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.
Part of a new development for Liberty Science Center is the “EdgeWorks” building, which will primarily focus on impacting health inequity regionally and nationally. Edgeworks will devote 70% of its space to Medical innovation and medical treatments of the future, all spear-headed by Sheba.
The crown jewel of Edgeworks, Sheba will take ownership of the top floor of the building to showcase and develop the hospital room of the 2030 and other future medical technologies.
Less than ten thousand feet or a twenty-minute ride from lower Manhattan, this project will allow medical innovators and investors from Wall Street, New Jersey, and across the U.S., to play a critical role in the future of global healthcare.
The result of visionary U.S.-Israel cooperation, Liberty ARC Healthspace 2030 will be an innovation lab and showroom, where Sheba can invite entrepreneurs, start-ups, established medical technology companies to showcase, test and explore new devices, methods and applications.
Sheba will use its cutting-edge simulation, virtual reality and augmented reality as part of the project.
The partnership with LSC will allow Sheba to impact and educate more than 750,000 annual LSC visitors, who will experience, hands- on, the extraordinary new technologies coming out of Israel. The project as a whole will deepen and strengthen U.S.-Israel cooperation, particularly in the medical arena while improving healthy equity in the surrounding area.
LSC will break ground in 2022, and the building is expected to be finished in 2023. Sheba’s medical innovation center within EdgeWorks is slated to be fully operational by 2024.
LSC is partnering with half-a-dozen companies and organizations, each responsible for a floor of the building that will showcase a specific area (e.g. Bank of America, Verizon, E&Y, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey).
The top floor will be Sheba Medical Center’s first physical footprint in America. An $8.5M campaign is being run to build it out and operate LAH 2030 for the first five years.
Contributions to the campaign will be made to the American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, a fifty-year-old 501(c)3 organization and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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