The Friends of the Western Galilee Foundation is made up of volunteers from all walks of life, nationalities and religious affiliations. We raise funds to support hospital projects that advance and enable the provision of quality healthcare to all citizens in the region. Our support is financial and public in nature, and serves to promote the wellbeing of our patients by attending their medical needs.
Our members dedicate their time and energy to the Foundation on a voluntary basis. Our guiding principle is the betterment of the community. We understand that the hospital is vital to our current and future wellbeing and that through our activities we are providing a better and healthier future for all.
Since the early days of the Foundation, we have operated in accordance with the guidelines of the Israeli Nonprofit Registrar. All audits and inspections from this body have demonstrated the Foundation’s responsible handling of donations, full transparency, and exceptionally low operational costs.
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Western Galilee Hospital-Nahariya is a national center of excellence as well as a pioneering medical facility. Since its establishment in 1947 as a modest birthing center in simple wooden huts, Western Galilee Hospital has developed into one of the country’s leading public medical centers, with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff serving an equally diverse population of approximately 500,000, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, refugees from southern Lebanon, and large immigrant communities from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
Unique in Israel, First in Service
The largest hospital in the Galilee region of northern Israel, Western Galilee Hospital has 62 departments and specialty units, with 627 registered beds and a staff of over 2,200, making it the largest employer in the area. In 2009, the hospital recorded 120,000 ER visits, 60,000 admissions, 15,000 surgical procedures, 6,000 births and 29,000 dialysis treatments. In the same year, the hospital was awarded the Yitzhak Rabin National Award for Quality and Excellence in the Public Sector.