The best hospitals in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is located in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Together with East Jerusalem, it forms the largest city in the country. It is a major tourist attraction for religious and cultural reasons.

Bikur Cholim Hospital is located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Strauss and Hanevi’im, Jerusalem, 492. It was founded in 1826 and has grown over the years to become one of Israel’s largest and most important hospitals. The branches of medicine for which the hospital provides treatment are surgery, paediatrics, ENT, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, nephrology, neurology and urology. The hospital also has an alternative medicine clinic, a neonatal intensive care unit, a baby welfare clinic and a women’s clinic. The hospital’s emergency department provides quality services to its patients and is also the largest emergency department in Israel.

The Shaare Zedek Medical Center located on Jaffa Road is a centuries old hospital that provides high quality medical care. The hospital started as a modest care center with 20 beds and is now a modern hospital with state of the art infrastructure. It is a multidisciplinary hospital with an international reputation specializing in the following areas: cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, women’s health, medical genetics, neonatology, pediatric neurology, oncology and palliative medicine, laparoscopic surgery and Gaucher disease. The hospital’s Emergency Department is well-equipped and includes Kennedy Leigh Trauma & Resuscitation.

The ALYN Child and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1932 as a volunteer organization by Dr. Henry Keller, an American orthopedist. The multidisciplinary hospital is dedicated to providing modern and advanced care to children. The hospital offers a range of medical and paramedical services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, acquired brain damage, respiratory disorders and psychosocial issues. It is also the leading pediatric orthopedic clinic in the country, treating both simple and highly complex cases.

The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is part of the Foundation of the Order of Saint John, the oldest charity in the world. This hospital is known for its high level of service and specialization in eye-related conditions in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The hospital has an ISO accreditation and is staffed by well-trained doctors and paramedical personnel from the Netherlands and abroad. This modern hospital has a 24-hour emergency room and an outpatient clinic and treats patients regardless of financial means. The hospital specializes in retinal, corneal and pediatric services. The address and telephone number of the hospital are; Nashashibi Street, Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem 97200; Phone: 00 972 (0)2 5828325

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Hadassah’s medical organization has two medical centers in Jerusalem; one is at Ein-Karen and the other at Mount Scopus. Both hospitals have a large team of doctors and support staff, making them ready for all kinds of medical emergencies and routine procedures and care. The Hadassah is known for its skilled services and modern infrastructure. Both centers are multidisciplinary and the medical branches they provide services for are orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, rehabilitation, dermatology, ENT, endocrinology, haematology, genetics and metabolic diseases, bone marrow transplantation and psychiatry. The hospitals are also equipped with Emergency Rooms, Trauma Units, Pain Clinics and Blood Banks. Ein-Karen’s Emergency Department provides comprehensive and prompt care to patients for a variety of medical issues and is supported by modern technology. The Mount Scopus Emergency Department receives a large number of patients each year due to its highly specialized care, particularly in neurological and cardiac surgery.