Aerial view of the Herzog Hospital in Israel

Dear Friend of Herzog Hospital,
We are very proud to present to you a feature article that appeared in this past weekend’s Jerusalem Post. The article celebrates 130 years of Herzog Hospital, from its beginnings in 1894 as Ezrath Nashim Hospital, to The Herzog Medical Centre of 2024.

Herzog Medical Center director-general Dr. Jacob 'Kobi' Haviv at the geriatric wards
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Herzog Medical Center director-general Dr. Jacob ‘Kobi’ Haviv at the geriatric wards(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Founded in 1894 by a women’s association called Ezrath Nashim (Help to Women), the initial small hospital was dedicated to the improvement of medical problems of women, focusing on gynaecology and especially childbirth, as the death rate of pregnant and postnatal women was high. 
However, the founders soon realized that a completely different field of medicine was even more ignored: that of treating the mentally ill.
Thus, within a dozen years, Ezrat Nashim opened the first psychiatric hospital in the Middle East, accommodating a large number of patients and a significant staff.
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The article tells about the historic beginnings of Herzog 130 years ago, its current essential activities, and its plans for significant expansion in the future – along with interviews with those who make these activities and plans a reality in their daily quest to aid Israel’s most vulnerable patients. 

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog with a portrait of the president’s grandmother, Rabbanit Sarah Herzog (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Please click on the link below to read the full story and learn about the vital contribution to the hospital by the Grandmother of Israel’s President Isaac Herzog.

During this critical time, YOUR help is needed to reach this goal — we cannot do it without you.