Sheba Medical Center is the largest, most comprehensive medical facility in Israel and the entire Middle East.
The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is the most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the Middle East, recognized internationally for its leadership in clinical treatment, as well as basic and applied medical research. It is situated on a 150-acre campus at Tel Hashomer on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, comprising 120 departments and clinics and 1,700 beds, employing more than 1,300 physicians, 2,400 nurses and 3,300 other healthcare workers, scientists and support staff. The medical center uniquely combines a major Acute Care Hospital with a Rehabilitation Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Laboratory Division, Outpatient Division, and an Academic Campus. It is the teaching center for Tel Aviv University’s medical and nursing schools, and is home to Israel’s national institutes of health, central blood bank, and military rehabilitation facilities.
The hospital was originally named by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion as Tel Hashomer, the “Hill of the Guardian” in honor of those guarding and defending the road to Jerusalem.