CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The Pediatric Department at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) is a leader in pediatric medicine, priding itself on providing the highest level of care, while serving over 25,000 children in the last year. Nearly 10,000 babies were delivered at The Shamir this past year, and 1,500 preemies, many requiring specialized care, were treated in the CHW PICU.
The generosity of CHW supporters makes it possible for the CHW PICU to save lives and provide critical support for children as young as two days old, up until 18 years of age.
The current CHW PICU is in dire need of updating and expansion: CHW is committed to creating a new state-of-the-art unit. Our goal is to increase the number of beds to accommodate more patients, to isolate each bed to prevent cross-infection, and to add new monitors, artificial respiration machines, and other equipment, as well as to furnish a consultation room. The update will also include the addition of an entertainment system, which provides the young patients with a much needed distraction during their stay and treatment.
As a patient centric department, the CHW PICU provides cutting-edge medical care to children when they need it most.