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New State-of-the-Art, Protected Operating Rooms
With the population in the Ashdod region projected to increase twenty-five percent over the next ten years, 4 additional operating rooms will ensure that Assuta Ashdod expands its capacity and capabilities to meet this growing need. As the demand for more and varied surgical procedures also continues to increase, the additional operating rooms will enable the hospital to perform procedures currently unavailable to patients in the region.
Breast Health Center Expansion
The expanded Breast Health Center will serve as a hub, providing effective, efficient and compassionate “all-under-one-roof” care. A central goal will be to provide comprehensive, multi-faceted, integrated services that address every breast care patient need.
Aside from additional health care providers and a wider emotional and educational support network, the plan for expansion includes two specialty clinics. The High Risk Clinic will be staffed with a specialized team to work with and monitor women who are known to have the BRCA gene. A Cancer Survivorship Clinic, the first of its kind in Israel, will focus on women who have been in remission from breast cancer for a minimum of five years.
New Hospital Tower With 300 Bed Capacity
As the population continues to grow and age, a new hospital tower will increase capacity and capabilities to meet the needs of Ashdod and surrounding communities. A full-service children’s hospital will be housed in the new tower, providing an ER, ICU, outpatient clinics, daycare unit, educational center and more--all focused on pediatric patients. The second wing of the tower will house internal medicine and include existing wards, units and outpatient clinics, as well as new internal medicine and acute geriatric wards. To allow for an integrated, full-service experience for internal medicine patients, this wing of the tower will also include the hospital’s oncology, hematology and neurology departments, internal medicine and stroke ICUs, and nephrology and dialysis, gastroenterology and respiratory units.
Following extensive preparation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) will be available for patients at Assuta Ashdod Hospital beginning January 1, 2021. Instead of surgery or extensive radiation, patients with metastatic brain and spine lesions, benign brain tumors such as meningioma and vestibular neurinoma, and problems in other parts of the body can benefit from 3D imaging and a precisely focused, high-dose radiation beam. This state-of-the-art, cutting-edge procedure requires extra equipment, sophisticated software and an expert treatment team, including specialized radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, physicists, nurses and radiation technologists.
3.0 Tesla MRI Machine
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues in the body.
Assuta Ashdod currently has one 1.5 Tesla MRI machine, and the demand for use is outpacing the hospital’s ability to meet the needs of the growing population. A 3.0 Tesla MRI machine, with twice the resolution, will enable the hospital to increase capacity, as well as add a number of important services that rely on more detailed, accurate and sophisticated imaging. These services, including breast and prostate biopsy centers and a fetal MRI program, are unavailable in the Ashdod region. Patients are forced to travel to hospitals in Beer Sheva and Tel Aviv, where appointments are limited.
With radiologists who specialize in using this equipment already a part of the hospital team, a 3.0 Tesla MRI machine will support new Centers of Excellence and provide patients with faster diagnoses and more accurate treatment.