Soroka Hospital

Soroka Hospital

Soroka University Medical Center is the primary teaching hospital of MSIH. It serves over 1 million Negev residents, including 400,000 children, and has over 1,000 beds.

Annual Statistics

  • 250,000 ER visits
  • 32,000 surgeries
  • 500,000 outpatient clinic visits
  • 15,000+ births and the lowest infant mortality rate in Israel
  • 20,000+ women receiving early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • 3,000+ trauma unit patients, including more than 450 life-threatening cases
  • 650+ cardiothoracic surgeries


Soroka is Israel’s second-largest medical center and the largest employer in the Negev, with 4,200 staff members, including 800 physicians and approximately 2,000 nurses. The medical center includes:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery section
  • National Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit with clinical outcomes among the best in the world
  • Unit for infection control
  • Burn unit
  • Intensive care units (general, internal medicine and pediatric) with clinical outcomes among the best in the world
  • Largest trauma center in the country with eight treatment stations, including a special station for children
  • Medical air transport
  • Simulation center
  • Bariatric treatment section


MSIH and the rest of BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences are located on the Soroka campus, and this collaboration provides fertile ground for research and teaching. Clinical research at Soroka is at the forefront of science and technology, leading national and international cooperation in research and innovation. The medical center benefits from Israel’s status as a leader in bioscience and medical technologies and has received the accreditation of the prestigious Joint Commission International.

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Diverse Populations

Training at the medical center gives you exposure to a wide range of patients of various ethnicities, nationalities, and cultural and political beliefs. At Soroka, you’ll develop medical expertise coupled with the cultural experience necessary to provide your patients with excellent care — regardless of their cultural background, race, religion or gender.

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