Published on March 5, 2014
The World’s Largest Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital In Haifa!
Program 2 Who we are 3 Hospital under fire 4 The world’s largest underground emergency fortified hospital
Who we are
Beginnings… 1938 Established by the British Mandatory authorities in 1948 Transferred to Israel 1948–date Playing a major role in health care both in Israel and worldwide 1952 Named after the Rambam
Rambam Today Tertiary referral center for: • 12 district hospitals • IDF Northern Command • UN Forces Stationed in the Region • United States 6th Fleet
Our Vision To make a meaningful global impact on the advancement of medical care and research across the disciplines—placing people at the heart of every medical endeavor.
“There is no separation between body and mind.” Maimonides/the RAMBAM b.1135 - d.1204 Rambam HCC is proud to bear the name of 12th century physicianphilosopher Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, whose ethical and medical legacy inspires us daily.
Level 1 Trauma Care Northern Israel’s exclusive provider of comprehensive trauma care Treating more trauma victims than any other hospital in Israel Highest percentage of trauma survivors in the nation
Hospital Under Fire Second Lebanon War Summer 2006
Rambam 2006: Hospital Under Fire 34 days under fire 60+ rockets strike within a half mile radius of the hospital
The Reality of the Second Lebanon War
Rambam during the Second Lebanon War 792 casualties admitted 538 civilians 254 soldiers
Rambam during the Second Lebanon War 247 births 1,587 surgeries inpatient 2,000 admissions emergency 7,000 room visits 26,000 outpatient visits In the Basement!?
Postwar Priorities Fortified Emergency Department Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital Partially Fortified Children’s Hospital Emergency Medical Equipment Acquisitions Emergency Preparedness Planning
The World’s Largest Underground Emergency Fortified Hospital In Haifa!
Rambam’s Response Assure the safety and security of patients and personnel New buildings to accommodate increasing patient load Renovate existing facilities
New West Campus Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine 3 Biomedical Discovery Tower 2 Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital 4 Cardiovascular Hospital Sammy Ofer Tower 5 Joseph Fishman Oncology Center 6 Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital 1 Fortified Emergency Department
Unprecidented Faith It took amazing people to make it happen Each in their own way has exhibited faith in the future of Israel and in the work of Rambam HCC Sammy Ofer Joseph Fishman Prof. Rafi Beyar, Director of Rambam Ruth Rappaport
Fortified Emergency Department Opened 2009 Israel’s first emergency medical facility fortified against conventional and chemical warfare Able to accommodate over 100,000 patients annually
Did you know… • Noah built an ark ( • Moses was hidden in a basket ( ) • • Place of refuge • Place of safety )
Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital TRANS A 1,340-vehicle parking lot FORM to a 2,000-bed fortified hospital against missile attack and biological and chemical warfare Within 72 hours!
Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital The largest of its kind in the world
Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital Peace Emergency
Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital Three levels Extending16.5 meters underground
Level 1 Triage Decontamination Decontamination Logistics ER Post Trauma
Level 2 (8,200 m2) 757 Beds Generators Staff and Hospital Services 757 Beds Staff and Services Access to Lower Level Double Space for Generators
Level 3 (14,800 m2) 880 Standard beds and more 880 Beds Labor Rooms (20 + 16) Nursery (120) HQ 94 Dialysis Beds Water: 2400 m3 Diesel: 30,000 m3 Linear Acc (4) OR (4) 85 ICU Beds Fully Sheltered Area
Where are the children? Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital Only children’s hospital in the north of Israel Bottom three floors fortified for emergencies ER Pediatric ICU NICU Opening by end of 2014
How did we get there? Rambam: The day before construction began
An amazing effort!
The Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital|Opening March/April 2014
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