With the last of its patients returning home, the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of the Coronavirus Department is being brought to a close, enabling the hospital’s senior management to evaluate the fight for life during the pandemic. Most significantly, Mayanei Hayeshua recorded an astonishing 85% complete recovery rate among patients who received respiratory assistance due to their critical condition. Most of the patients hospitalized were residents of Bnei Brak, which was subjected to a community lockdown order because of the disproportionately high rate of infection.
Professor Eliyahu Patrick Sorkine, who led Mayanei Hayeshua’s emergency response team, proudly announced: “We can report that zero patients inside the Medical Center and zero members of the medical staff became infected. This zero cross-contamination means that right now, Mayanei Hayeshua is Israel’s safest hospital.”
From the outset, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center was quick to understand that Bnei Brak, as a densely populated city with a community character, would likely suffer disproportionately from a pandemic outbreak. Regardless of cost, the hospital sprang into action to ensure the safety of all patients, including the busy maternity wards, and all medical staff.
Chaim Fachler, Director of Resource Development, notes: “It is truly gratifying to see how all Mayanei Hayeshua’s staff rallied to the cause of saving lives. Everyone performed way beyond the call of duty as we fought the battle against the pandemic. The high rate of recovery, unrivaled anywhere in Israel or worldwide, reflects our relentless devotion to the sanctity of life.”