(October 23, 2018 / JNS) A new $10 million dollar state-of-the-art cardiac center was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem last week, dedicated by New York entrepreneur and real estate developer Howard Milstein in honor of his parents.
The new Irma and Paul Milstein Heart Center now occupies the third floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
It more than doubles the department’s ability to treat patients with heart problems, featuring 11 intensive-care private rooms, 11 post-catheterization beds and 32 beds in the general cardiac ward.
A 2017 study by the Israel Heart Association found that between the years 2000 and 2016, some 250,000 electrocardiograms, 45,000 cardiac catheterizations, 5,000 heart transplants and 4,000 open-heart surgeries were performed by 850 cardiologists throughout the country’s 23 hospitals.
The study showed that while approximately 25,000 heart attacks occur in Israel every year, the mortality rate from heart disease decreased during that period by more than 50 percent.