Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center
|Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center|
|Affiliated university||Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in Israel|
Its first known existence was in 1918, when the British conquered the area from the Turks during the First World War. A British Army camp used it as a military hospital before the creation of the State of Israel. Upon Israel's creation, it was converted into an Israeli hospital.
In July 2008, when Israeli Olympic fencer Delila Hatuel tore her torn knee ligaments one month prior to the Olympics, including a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), she almost missed out on participating in the Olympics. However, after she underwent treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, which is the largest such chamber in the Middle East, she was able to compete the following month in Beijing, as exposure to oxygen under high pressure speeds up the body's natural healing process.
The hospital provides major services and emergency, intensive care, general medical, surgical, cardiac, pediatric, neonatal, gynecological, and obstetric medical services. It is an academic teaching facility and is part of the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine. On its grounds are the first and largest Israeli academic nursing school and the oldest Israeli school of physiotherapy.
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