The Nazareth Hospital EMMS is the primary focus of NPI’s fundraising, exchange facilitation and promotion. NPI has received and managed US government grants (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad) for expansion and renovation projects at the hospital, including new operating rooms, a heart catherization lab and equipment for the renovation of the Pediatrics Department. Individual supporters contribute to special appeals and the chaplaincy program, while NPI also seeks healthcare professionals to serve as Senior Advisors.
The Nazareth Hospital is the district general hospital and main trauma center serving Nazareth, home to 46% of the Arab population in Israel, and the surrounding towns and villages, comprising a catchment area of approximately 264,000 people.
The hospital was founded in 1861, making it the oldest in the region. Often called the “English Hospital” by local residents, the Nazareth Hospital is owned and operated by The Nazareth Trust, a successor to its founder, the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society (EMMS).
For 150 years, the Nazareth Hospital has served as the main community center for health promotion and today remains a leader in promoting health and wellness among the Palestinian Arab population in northern Israel. The Hospital facilitates collegial ties between the different ethnic and religious groups in the region who work, teach and learn side by side in the healthcare professions.
As the second largest employer in the Nazareth area, Nazareth Hospital is an equal opportunity employer, providing men and women with possibilities for advancement through education, specialization and professional development. The hospital employs physically and mentally challenged individuals, providing them with opportunities for professional development.
The Nazareth Hospital continues to work with dedication for its mission: to provide quality healthcare in a spirit of love to all who need it, regardless of religious belief, ethnicity or national origin.
The Nazareth Hospital’s diverse staff body comprises almost 600 highly committed employees who take great pride in their work and have experience working cross-culturally. For many years, the hospital has received students and health professionals from abroad. It is a place that welcomes diversity and collegial relationships between different groups, working in a spirit of cooperation to focus on the well-being of the patient.
The hospital is one of five in the North to have contracted with the Galilee Faculty of Medicine to be a teaching hospital. Seven of its departments have been recognized for the new school’s residency program, including Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Radiology. The Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee will integrate medical innovation with cutting-edge research and will be dedicated to serving the Palestinian Arab communities in the North by significantly improving the quality of doctors in this area.
The Nazareth Hospital continues to work with dedication for its mission: to provide quality healthcare in a spirit of love to all who need it, regardless of religious belief, ethnicity or national origin. The hospital aims to provide its patients with excellent and compassionate health care using best practice standards of medicine. To achieve this, the hospital strives to acquire up-to-date equipment, implement effective technology and contribute to its field through successful research and teaching programs.
To learn more, visit the Nazareth Hospital EMMS website.