Assuta Medical Centers Ltd. provide medical services to over 1 million patients annually, both to Israeli citizens and tourists, through over 1,500 of Israel’s most senior surgeons, Assuta sets out to provide their patients with a unique healthcare experience, at the highest standard of healthcare service. 98,000 surgical procedures are performed annually at 4 hospitals throughout the country, as well as over 140,000 mammography examinations, 630,000 ambulatory procedures and 14,000 IVF treatments, making Assuta’s IVF unit one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Assuta operates four hospitals (Haifa, Tel Aviv, Rishon LeZion and Beer Sheva) with surgical units, hospitalization wards, imaging equipment, dialysis units, intensive care, oncology units including advanced radiotherapy, outpatient wards and more. Assuta also operates medical units for diagnosis and ambulatory treatment: Diagnosis Center in Ashdod, Assuta Hashalom (Centered in Tel Aviv) and a Medical Center in Ra’anana. Assuta is a private, profit making company owned by Maccabi Health Services.
Assuta was founded in 1934 by 34 doctors from Central Europe, and began as a small private hospital in Tel Aviv with 74 beds. Assuta’s vision, as it remains today, was to provide the first cutting edge private hospital, offering patients the ability to select their doctors. In the 1980s, Clal gradually became the main shareholder in Assuta in 1986 and in 1987, the company held an IPO on the TASE. Assuta’s rapid growth from a single hospital to a chain of hospitals and clinics began in 2001. In 1994 Maccabi Health Services took over ownership. Maccabi acquired the hospital from Clal and merged Assuta’s activities with Ramat Marpe, the franchise of hospitals and institutes that it was already operating, under the brand Assuta Medical Centers. Assuta has since operated as a business enterprise, reporting a positive balance sheet and investing profits in developing and expanding facilities and staff training. Hospitals were opened in Haifa and Beer Sheva and acquired in Rishon Lezion (formerly the American Medical Center). Clinics and diagnostic centers were opened in Ashdod and Tel Aviv. In 2009, a new hospital opened in Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv, merging the hospitals in Petach Tikva and Tel Aviv.
Surgery at Its Best
Nearly all surgeries are performed in (over 500 procedures), including: cardiac surgery, neurosurgery (brain), complex general surgery, spinal, gynecology, urology, orthopedics, ENT, abdomen, ophthalmology, dermatology (MOHS) and more. In 2011, Assuta acquired the Da- Vinci robot used for laparoscopy surgery, mostly used in prostates and gynecological surgeries. The hospital is equipped with the most advanced catheterization laboratory, staffed by Israel’s most senior specialists. Assuta leads Israeli medicine in areas such as minimal invasive surgery and guided imagery surgery. All operations and procedures are conducted by specialists, by appointment, and the hospital believes in the patients right to choose their surgeon. The hospitals unique setup allows for less bureaucracy and fewer infections.
Diagnosis and Imaging Institutes
Assuta’s Diagnosing and Imaging Institutes perform a wide range of imaging examinations, all under one roof: MRI, PET-CT, CT, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, ultrasound, bone density, mammogram and more. The institutes have the latest and most advanced imaging equipment to enable the quickest, safest and most precise tests.
In November 2011, Assuta began operating a mobile MRI unit in four southern cities: Beer- Sheva, Dimona, Ashdod and Eilat, enabling residents to undergo the examination close to home. Assuta also operates 2 mobile mammogram units in cooperation with the Association for the War Against Cancer.
Assuta sees its mobile medical project, which reaches over 15,000 women annually, as being of the highest national importance, contributing to raising awareness regarding preventative medicine.
Protecting Patient’s Dignity
Assuta brings together medical practitioners that strive to provide patients with advanced treatment, allowing them to receive such treatment while maintain their self dignity. Assuta employs first-rate medical specialists and is attentive to its clients changing needs. Over the past year, Assuta has established a school for professionalism where Assuta’s core values are passed on to all employees.
Technological Expansion & Innovation
Assuta continues to offer advanced medical services, improving procedures and equipment to meet the prestigious international accreditation for the quality and safety of its medical services (JCI accreditation). Assuta facilities in Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon Lezion and Beer-Sheva have been recently renovated and additional medical services and operating rooms were added. Advanced robotics technology was purchased, oncology was equipped with two of the most advanced linear accelerators in the world to improve radiation therapy quality, and customer service was improved.
Assuta is expanding it’s range of medical services to tourists from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, mainly in the fields of oncology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, orthopedics and general surgery. Most of the services are provided to the former Soviet Union citizens.
• Continued emphasis on professionalism and quality medicine. • Placing customer service as the anchor of marketing strategy. • Planning and constructing a public hospital in Ashdod. • Construction of the second stage of Assuta Ramat Hachayal • Planning construction of a hospital in Beer Sheva and Rishon Lezion • Academization and promotion of various departments, R&D and teaching.