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Shaler Medical Center project

Establishing a Ultrasound unit "Shaler" Medical Center Arad

The Schaller Medical Centre:  Providing Emergency Care in the Desert
The Schaller Emergency Medical Centre was established in 2004, in response to the need for an emergency medical facility in the region. Each year it provides essential medical care to some 11,000 Arad residents and Bedouin, as well as guests at Dead Sea hotels.  In addition to providing medical services by specialists who are not on staff at the health fund clinics (orthopedist, ENT physician, etc.) the Medical Centre operates at times when the clinics and doctors’ offices are closed - from 7 PM to 6 AM on weekdays, and from Friday 2 PM until Sunday morning.  At least one doctor and one nurse are on call at all times to diagnose and treat medical conditions and injuries.     
Needs Statement - Project Description
Each year, about 4,000 residents of Arad and neighboring settlements must travel to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva for ultrasound diagnosis of various illnesses and conditions, primarily relating to the internal organs (liver, heart, lungs, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys). Since most do not own cars, this entails a long, tiresome bus journey that takes several hours round-trip.   
The establishment of an ultra-sound unit at the Schaller Medical Centre will inestimably improve the quality of medical care available in Arad. The acquisition and operation of a state-of-the-art multi-system ultrasound system that produces precise 3-D images will enable immediate and highly accurate diagnosis of various medical conditions. This painless, noninvasive, safe technology is less expensive than other imaging methods and is risk-free.  The unit, which will be operated by a dedicated medical staff, will be open to the public on a daily basis. 
Cost of Project:   $370,000

Establishing a dialysis unit in Arad

The Schaller Medical Centre:  Providing Emergency Care in the Desert
The Schaller Emergency Medical Centre was established in 2004, in response to the need for an emergency medical facility in the region. Each year it provides essential medical care to some 11,000 Arad residents and Bedouin, as well as guests at Dead Sea hotels.  In addition to providing medical services by specialists who are not on staff at the health fund clinics (orthopedist, ENT physician, etc.) the Medical Centre operates at times when the clinics and doctors’ offices are closed - from 7 PM to 6 AM on weekdays, and from Friday 2 PM until Sunday morning.  At least one doctor and one nurse are on call at all times to diagnose and treat medical conditions and injuries.      Needs Statement - Project Description
At least 20 patients from the Arad area who suffer from renal failure must currently travel a minimum of three times a week to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva for dialysis, a two-to-three hour treatment. Most do not own cars; buses are infrequent and the 100-kilometer bus journey is draining, particularly for people who are already in poor health.  Consequently, kidney patients’ employment options are extremely limited and their quality of live severely impaired.  Furthermore, Dead Sea hotels currently refuse to serve dialysis patients, due to the distance to medical treatment.

The establishment of a dialysis unit to be located on the first floor of the Schaller Medical Center will inestimably improve the quality of life for dialysis patients living in the Eastern Negev. The fully-equipped facility, which will be operated by a dedicated medical staff of three nurses and a physician, will be open daily and able to accommodate six patients simultaneously.

Cost of Project:   $500,000

Budget Expenses

Construction: 
Treatment room with 6 stations and nurses’ station (100 sq. meters)
Equipment room (20 sq. meters)
Storage room for medications (10 sq. meters)
Bicarb solution room (10 sq. meters)
Water treatment room (6 sq. meters)
Bathroom (12 sq. meters)
Doctors’ office (12 sq. meters)
Nurses’ office (12 sq. meters)
Kitchenette (20 sq. meters)
Locker area for staff and cleaning crew (15 sq. meters)

217 sq. meters X $2400/meter                                                                         $520,800
6 dialysis beds with computerized dialysis machines X $25,000 each     $150,000
Linens, solution, and other supplies                                                                    $29,200
Total                                                                                                                           $700,000

Income
Grant from Irving Moskowitz Foundation                                                          $200,000
Amount requested                                                          $500,000


Contact Details

Office Address:
Lev Arad Foundation
Aviv 2 St.
Arad, 89059
Israel

Mail Address:
Lev Arad Foundation
P.O.Box 100
Arad, 89100
Israel

Phone & Fax number:
972-8-9955126

 

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E-mail addresses:

  • Ran Sadikario, Executive Director - ran.sadikario@gmail.com

    Ofer Rubinstein, Chairman - levarad.chairman@gmail.com

    Inbal Gros, Office Manager - levaradfund@gmail.com

Contact Details

  • Mail Address:
    Lev Arad Foundation
    P.O.Box 100
    Arad, 89100
    Israel

    Phone & Fax number:
    972-8-9955126