Kaplan Medical Center

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Aerial view of the Kaplan Medical Center

Kaplan Medical Center (Hebrew: מרכז רפואי קפלן‎, Merkaz Refu'i Kaplan) is a hospital in Rehovot, Israel, located in the south of the city next to Bilu Junction.


Kaplan Medical Center is a teaching hospital affiliated to the Hadassah and Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School. It also has a small branch in Gedera, the Herzfeld Medical Center, which mainly serves as a geriatric hospital and nursing home. In 2001, the hospital had 625 beds[1] and in May 2007 was the tenth largest[2] hospital in Israel. It serves the entire northern Shephelah region, between Rehovot and Ashdod (including Gedera and Yavne) and serves Ashdod along with Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. It was founded in 1953 and was named after Eliezer Kaplan, a well-known Zionist and the first Finance Minister of Israel.

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  1. ^ "Kaplan Medical Center - General Summary" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2007-09-28.
  2. ^ Ayala Hurwicz (2007-05-07). "Sheba - Largest Hospital in Israel" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2007-09-14.

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Coordinates: 31°52′24.51″N 34°48′53.03″E / 31.8734750°N 34.8147306°E / 31.8734750; 34.8147306