Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center

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Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center
Location Tzrifin, Israel
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Beds 800
Founded 1918
Website [1]
Lists Hospitals in Israel

Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center, also known as Assaf HaRofeh Hospital, is a hospital located on 60 acres (24 ha), 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Tel Aviv, Israel.[1]


The Medical Center is named after Asaph the Jew, author of the Oath of Asaph and an early medical text.[2][3] The facility was establihed in 1918 as a military hospital of the British Army in the closing days of the First World War.[2] After the creation of the State of Israel, it was converted to an Israeli hospital.[2]

In July 2008, Israeli Olympic fencer Delila Hatuel underwent treatment in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the hospital to speed healing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. She was able to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing the following month.[4]


It is one of Israel's largest hospitals, with 800 beds.[1][5] It serves over 370,000 people in Central Israel.[1][5] As a teaching facility, the hospital is part of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.[1] On its grounds are the first and largest Israeli academic nursing school and the oldest Israeli school of physiotherapy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Assaf Harofeh Medical Center – About AHMC". Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Assaf Harofeh Medical Center". Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Aaron Parry (2004). The complete idiot's guide to the Talmud. Penguin. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Judy Siegal-Itzkovich. "Health Scan; Defeating the Disease". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Josef Woodman (2008). Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Travel. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 

Coordinates: 31°57′59.76″N 34°50′23.21″E / 31.9666000°N 34.8397806°E / 31.9666000; 34.8397806