Schneider Children’s Medical Center

The high-ceilings and skylights of the Schneider Children's Hospital atrium

City: Petach-Tikva

Region: Central

Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel is the only pediatric tertiary care hospital of its kind in Israel and in the Middle East providing comprehensive care exclusively to children and adolescents. As a unique center, Schneider Children’s receives referrals from many countries around the world, thus fulfilling our mandate to serve as a “bridge to peace” in the region. One of its underlying principles is that the child is paramount, and as a result, equal treatment is accorded to every child in need, irrespective of nationality, race or religion at Schneider Children’s.

Schneider Children’s was inaugurated on October 29, 1991 and owes its establishment and name to its founders and major benefactors, Irving and Helen Schneider of New York, USA. The medical center was built following a comprehensive study of Israel’s healthcare system and its national pediatric medical needs and is affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Schneider Children’s comprises 250 beds. Of these, 108 beds are assigned to critical care (intensive care units, neonatology, burns) and provide the full range of pediatric subspecialties and comprehensive paramedical services to children until age 18. The medical center serves as the national referral center for hematology-oncology, endocrinology and childhood diabetes and cardiology. Additionally, Schneider Children’s the country’s leading institution in the field of pediatric bone marrow and organ transplants, such as heart and lung, liver and kidney. Special adult clinics ensure follow-up care for those born with congenital disorders.

Since its inception, Schneider Children’s has made an indelible contribution to the healthcare of children in Israel. Through the development of the full range of pediatric sub-specialties, children’s departments in other hospitals have been upgraded throughout the country. In creating a hospital exclusively for infants, children, and adolescents, Schneider Children’s responded to a real need and adopted world standards of hospital professionalism. But its true success lies in its pioneering spirit, the quality, and dedication of its staff, and the devotion of its supporters and volunteers. All these have combined to create a winning combination between medical excellence and a special environment for children.