During her visit to the people of the southern areas in Israel, Yael German, the Minister of health, visited the Barzilai Medical Center on the 9th of July, 2014. She participated in the update meeting of the hospital staff conducted by Dr. Levy, the head of the hospital. Mrs. German told the staff about what's happening from her point of view and thanked the staff for his dedication to prepare the hospital for war time in a very short time. After that, the minister visited some of the hospital departments and the neonatal intensive care unit in its temporary but fortified place. The minister expressed her deep appreciation to the staff and promised to assist the hospital as much as she can.