Emek Medical Center

Emek Medical Center main facade and emergency entrance

City: Afula

Region: North

Emek Medical Center (EMC) provides the highest quality medical services to the 700,000 residents of Northern Israel; services that are accessible, resourceful, innovative, and, above all, patient-centered. EMC was the first Israeli hospital to receive accreditation by the US Joint Commission International and it plays a key role in the education and preparation of future Israeli physicians and other health-care professionals through its affiliation with the Technion’s Rappaport Medical School.

EMC’s catchment area has one of most diverse populations and is one of the fastest-growing regions in Israel – expected to grow by 45% in the next two decades – to over 1 million residents. It is the largest employer in the region with over 100 physicians holding academic appointments, working in the hospital and in the 98 outpatient clinics. EMC is a leader, through Clalit, in the use of “big data” in the search for medical cures and technological advances.

Pursuing an integrated approach to patient care, EMC is also nationally recognized for its centers for the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, and mental health.  Our top-rated departments include: orthopedics, gastroenterology, gynecology and obstetrics and neonatal intensive care. EMC also has the largest, most advanced and busiest pathology laboratory serving the entire population of Northern Israel.

Each year, EMC cares for more than 285,000 outpatient clinic visitors and 145,000 emergency cases, 44,500 hospitalizations fill its 614 beds, over 12,500 surgical procedures are performed, and more than 4,800 babies were born last year, an increase of 15% over the previous year. 

Beit Shulamit will begin to operate on the EMC campus during 2023, and will be Northern Israel’s most advanced and comprehensive cancer treatment and research center, equipped to care for more than 4,000 children and adults annually.