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The Rehabilitation Hospital is the long term rehabilitation facility in Israel for the IDF and for victims of terrorism. It is one of the largest and most advanced facilities in the world, with over 700 beds and some of the world’s top orthopedic, neurological and respiratory rehabilitation doctors. A global leader in specific trauma surgeries and rehabilitation technologies, all resources have been brought to bear in treating soldiers wounded in the conflict.A case in point is the story of Col. Yonatan Rom, commander of the Egoz Reconnaissance Unit, who was almost fatally wounded in Shejaia. Fragments tore a major thoracic artery, gunfire shattered his shoulder and an explosion impacted on his brain. He was miraculously saved at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba by an emergency angioplasty stenting procedure on his subclavian artery. Once stabalized, he was transfered to Sheba Medical Center for rehabilitation. As he told Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Rom  noted that “it [Sheba] has the very best rehab center.”And indeed, one month later, he is working out in Sheba’s Virtual Reality Training Facility to overcome his brain injury.The three-story domed rehabilitation facility – the world’s first medical simulation training laboratory of its kind – contains a motion platform that enables manipulation of the surface on which the person is standing, wrapped within a 360-degree IMAXlike surround-screen.


Help us guarantee the future of Israel. We are the hospital of the IDF.




Please sponsor a soldier, a victim of terror or a child. A $5,000 sponsorship provides inter-disciplinary, state of the art, rehabilitative treatment.

For further information on naming opportunities, contact Adi Hepner, Director of Development, at adi@shebamed.org, or 310.935.0135.

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