In less than three years, the Helmsley Neurological Institute Shaare Zedek Medical Centre has become one of Israel’s leading centres for the diagnosis and treatment of strokes.
“Twenty years ago, when I first started to work in neurology, there were patients who died because we could not help them…Today, we are able to help these patients recover and live a normal life,” said Dr. Roni Eichel, Director of the Abraham & Lola Borg Stroke Unit and Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Shaare Zedek.
Shaare Zedek has a special “stroke fast track” where stroke patients are quickly diagnosed and treated. Dr. Eichel explained, “Instead of the patient waiting for the system, the system waits for the patient.” Shaare Zedek, in cooperation with Magen David Adom developed an app that enables the hospital to obtain essential medical information while the patient is en route to the hospital. The patient is met in the hospital by a physician and nurse who take the patient for a CT scan to assess the situation. A senior stroke physician is also always available for video conferencing to manage cases and make quick decisions.
Read more about this incredible department in this article via the Jerusalem Post