Sarah Herzog Hospital is one of
Israel’s foremost centers for geriatric and mental health care,
combining exceptional medical care with outstanding research
achievements. It treats the effects of advancing age and mental
instability with a rare combination of professional expertise and
compassion. Founded in 1894, Herzog Hospital, with 330 beds, is now the
third largest hospital in Jerusalem.
Today, Herzog's Geriatrics Division specializes in the full range of problems associated with aging:
- acute medical problems
- physical rehabilitation
- psychogeriatrics, with special emphasis on the diagnosis and
treatment of Parkinson's Disease and senile dementias, such as
- chronic respiratory care
- complex medical and nursing care
Following the expertise it developed in respiratory care for geriatric patients, Herzog recently opened a Children's Chronic Respiratory Care Unit,
in response to a growing need. Children provide a very unique challenge
within this highly specialized field. The Unit cares for children,
ranging in age from 3 months to 18 years, who have either experienced a
severe injury, a tragic accident or were born with a neurological or
The Division of Psychiatry has
a high level of success in treating those suffering from schizophrenia
and other mental illnesses, many through a community-based approach.
Herzog also maintains the only unit in Israel specializing in the
treatment of therapy-resistant depression
The Research Department
has earned an outstanding international reputation for its
groundbreaking work in behavioral genetics, schizophrenia,
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's Diseases, addiction, ADD/ADHD
(Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), as well as pioneering
work in the genetics of variants of normal human behavior. Herzog
Hospital scientists have received several grants from the National
Institute of Mental Health, the European Commission, the Israeli
Ministry of Science, NARSAD (the US National Alliance for Research on
Schizophhrenia and Depression), the Society of Biological Psychiatry
and many other funding agencies. Researchers at Herzog are frequent
contributors to prestigious international journals and collaborate with
leading hospitals and universities throughout North America and Europe.
The Hospital also maintains several outpatient facilties in the community.
The Community Mental Health Center
treats 2000 men, women and children a month including outreach programs
in schools, clinics and other institutions. It has developed
significant experience in counseling the ultra-Orthodox.
The Etgar Children's Clinic specializes in treating Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.
Herzog's Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)) is a unique form of anxiety and
behavioral problems that can be caused by terror attacks, wars,
domestic violence, natural disasters and most recently, adults and
children traumatized by ongoing missile attacks in Israel. Holocaust
survivors (including second and third generation), particularly suffer
from PTSD. Herzog’s Psychotrauma Center maintains one of the most
effective treatment, training and research centers in Israel, also
providing trauma counseling services, therapy and educational seminars
throughout Israel. It has become an international resource center as
well, working with trauma specialists throughout the world.
Approximately 15% of Herzog Hospital's patients are Muslims and
Christians; 30% of those treated at Herzog are Holocaust survivors.
As a major teaching hospital, which provides training for the Hebrew
University Hadassah Medical School, Herzog is teaching the next
generation of specialists in geriatrics and psychiatry, as well as
medical students, students of nursing, psychology and social work.
Financing: Herzog Hospital is
an NPO/NGO which receives no government funding of any sort, yet it is
one of the very few hospitals in Israel that maintains a balanced
budget. It is managed by a voluntary board of directors. Donations are
required for capital expenditure, improvements, expansion, research and
special programs to meet growing needs. Projects are supported through
“Friends of Herzog Hospital” groups overseas and in Israel
and by foundations and individuals.
Donor Information: Extensive
naming opportunities, including planned gifts and bequests, are
available for a broad range of projects. In all departments, patient
rooms are available for dedication. New medical equipment is also
always a pressing need. Numerous research projects in genetics,
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, schizophrenia and
other areas require funding. The Hospital maintains a full range
of endowment and deferred giving plans, including charitable remainder
trusts and pooled income funds.
P.O. Box 3900
Givat Shaul St.