Israel’s Sheba Hospital ranked 10th in the world rankings

The Sheba Medical Centre located in Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, was recently listed by Newsweek magazine as the 10th best hospital in the world.

The magazine highlighted that “The Sheba Medical Centre is a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide.”

“The tertiary referral hospital, affiliated closely with Tel Aviv University, includes centres for nearly all medical divisions and specialties, and proudly serves over 1 million patients per year,” it added.

The prestigious top 10 list was put together and decided by a panel of medical professionals, administrators and physicians across the world. The Mayo Clinic, which has numerous centres across the US, came in at number 1, followed by the Cleveland Clinic in the US, Canada and The UAE. The Singapore General Hospital came in at 3rd followed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, The Charite in Berlin and Massachusetts General Hospital.

“More than 25 percent of all Israeli medical clinical research takes place at its state-of-the-art facilities, and as a hospital it works with nearly every Israeli medical institute to educate students and advance the future of the medical profession.”

Sheba’s Director General Prof. Yitshak Kreiss said: “We are proud and excited to have been chosen by Newsweek magazine to appear on this prestigious list of elite hospitals around the globe. This is the culmination of 70 years of dedication to excellence, professionalism and innovation by our devoted, talented staff, within the field of medicine and patient care.”

Israel continues to be an innovator and pioneer of modern medicine, with inventions that include the pill camera to screen colons and on the verge of creating a more effective cure for cancer.

In medical start-ups, Yaacov Nitzan of WhiteSwell has raised $30 million series B funding for the treatment to remove excess fluid from lungs and other organs. The process uses a catheter and is minimally invasive, to treat acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF).

In medical cannabis, Israel has continued to grow its research since Professor Raphael Mechoulam in 1964

established the foundations for scientific research. Seedo, a new company, has created the world’s first fully automated growing device for medical cannabis. Resembling a mini-fridge, the device is powered by

algorithms and monitored by a smartphone app, effectively running as an independent cannabis growing


Further developments are expected to be made in the fields of listening devices and dry eye treatment. In 2007, Audiodent developed an innovative hearing aid that clips easily inside the mouth, using the teeth and jawbone to transmit sound to the brain – improving sound quality enormously, particularly in loud places.