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Emergency Medicine

Head of Adult Emergency Medicine Department

Dr. Kalasov Leonora


Head Nurse Adult Emergency Medicine Department

Rosenberg Galia


Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department

Dr. Moldover Ina


Head Nurse of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department

Reich Esther


Senior Physicians

Dr. Weiner Igor - Emergency and Internal Medicine

Dr. Kosach Yelena - Emergency and Internal Medicine

Dr. Hod Liron - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Tsirkil Igor - Internal Medicine

Dr. Medvedev Boris - Internal Medicine

Dr. Tolchinsky Vladimir - Internal Medicine

Dr. Bodrov Valery - General Surgery


Deputy Head Nurses

Kenan Eli

Gilvich Tania





Reception Desk 

Cohen Ilan - Head of ED and outpatient reception desk



Gada Aya - Head of ED reception desk and deputy head of outpatient reception desk



 Reception desk 972-8-6745101 / 169     972-8-6745296



 Walk-in reception desk 972-8-6743134



Hassan Shoshana




Keshet Levy Orit

 972-8-6745118    972-8-6745955



Building 300

The emergency department is fully fortified and protected.



Activity Description 


Over 100,000 patients a year arrive at the Barzilai MC Department of Emergency Medicine and is operative 365 days a year. It is designed to treat all varieties of emergency cases ranging from all ages, beginning with light or severe trauma up to resuscitation, acute MI, severe lung diseases, poisoning, and various animal injuries.


The emergency department, including the pediatric emergency department has been transferred to its new large, well-protected underground area even for chemical events with close sophisticated radiology department. The department has a very well equipped trauma/resuscitation room with state of the art monitoring systems, an ultrasonograph for detection of intra-abdominal bleeding, and a fluid warmer device for treating severe trauma.


The emergency department (ED) staff goes through frequent and continuous training in order to be prepared for mass casualty events of different causes : conventional, chemical/toxicological, or biological. The staff has acquired much experience in treating terror and anxiety victims, chemical injury victims, and suspected victims of the avian flu.


In the era of corona virus infections, the emergency department has assigned an isolated space to treat those patients that are suspected or are already diagnosed as infected with corona virus. The treating medical team wears special protective clothing while treating the patients.


The emergency department staff has direct communication with the mobile intensive care unit of Magen David Emergency services, and patients with proved acute myocardial infarction are transferred directly to the catheterization room for emergency stent insertion, thus saving their lives.

The same procedure is undertaken for the severely injured patients. Immediately after receiving a call from the Magen David crew, a medical team composed of senior surgeon, senior orthopedist, senior anesthesiologist and senior nurses prepare the trauma room and wait for the injured patient so that no time would be wasted. The blood bank is also informed immediately and blood bags are sent to the emergency department before the patient comes in.


A well-maintained helipad is located close to the emergency department and is ready for use at any hour of the day.

The Department for Emergency Medicine at the Barzilai Medical Center was the first to develop the nurse triage in its current form, while issuing articles on the matter that were highly recognized among the hospitals in Israel. In addition, the ED was the first in Israel to begin coding the diseases and injuries in the ED according to international coding system and the Ministry of Health's inspection reports have complemented the department for those actions.

The ED admission office is also operative 365 days a year and the administrative staff is well trained in emergency registration during mass events.

The medical staff of the ED has won the 1997 excellence staff award at the national contest on behalf of Israel's Civil Service Commission.


There are 4 sites of treatment in the emergency department:

  • Emergency site
  • Ambulatory site
  • Resuscitation and Trauma site
  • Pediatric site

Staff of the emergency department

The staff working in the emergency department is composed of senior and junior physicians, interns, medical students, physician assistants, and nurses, students of nursing school and volunteers. Guards are available 24 hours a day for any situation that may occur in the ED. Security cameras are located inside and outside the ED but not on patients' beds. 

Patients are transferred to the different departments by well trained conveyance personnel, and on need, a physician and a nurse with full monitoring devices accompany them.


Risk Management


Identification of the patient with at least 2 steps is mandatory before making the registration. A brace with the name and identity card number of the patient is attached to his wrist. Special attention is focused on patient identification while transferring the patient, upon drawing blood, performing X-ray and other radiological examinations. Double-checking of patient's identity is mandatory before performing any test.


Patient safety: Special attention for patient safety is mandatory in order to minimize falling accidents. The risk management unit personnel performs regular checkups to assure measures of patient safety.


Pathway of patients in the emergency department





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