As the premier medical center in Israel, Sheba is committed to provide Israelis with the most advanced Burn Unit in the entire region. This critical project will assure the availability of leading edge resources and equipment to treat those soldiers and citizens with life threating burns. The Burn Center at the Sheba Medical Center will contain six intensive care treatment rooms for severe burn victims, and an additional two step-down inpatient rooms for four patients – all with sterile changing and washing facilities and with cutting-edge care technologies for burn victims and plastic surgery patients.
Patient rooms and treatment facilities will provide absolute isolation against bacteria and viruses, using the most technologically-advanced construction design and air/water purification and sanitation systems. There will also be facilities for physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, as well as doctor's offices, and a private waiting area for families.
Most importantly, the Burn Center will also have its own uniquely-equipped and specially-isolated Operating Theater, for frequent operations on burn patients under general anesthesia. This type of surgical treatment is frequently required on a daily basis in the case of serious burn casualties.
The Burn Center will conduct mass trauma and emergency preparedness training for all Israeli burn units, along with burns prevention education in schools and community centers. The Burn Center will conduct advanced research and development in tissue engineering and production and in tissue immunity.
The Burn Center will be headed by Dr. Josef Haik, a plastic surgeon and expert in reconstructive burn injuries and critical care, who trained at the world-famous Firefighters Burn and Intensive Care Unit at the Alberta University Hospital in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Haik also was a participant in the Sheba Medical Center's elite Talpiot Program for outstanding young scientists-physicians.
A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, infectious disease specialists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, and social workers, dedicated to burn treatment, will staff the center.
A $5 million investment assures this vital Burn Unit is built at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel.