Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre Expands its Global Network

Australian Friends of Sheba Medical Centre comprised of expert medical professionals and financial advisors, catalyzing collaboration and investment opportunities with leading world hospital

RAMAT GAN, Israel – July 1, 2021 Sheba Medical Centre, the largest medical center in Israel and the Middle East and a top-ten Newsweek World Best Hospital, announced today the establishment of the Australian Friends of Sheba Medical Centre, which will be based in Melbourne.

Australian Friends of Sheba Medical Centre was established by Avri Alfasi, CEO of Alfasi Group, one of the largest constructions and plant hire companies in Australia, and will be led by Executive Director Idan Goldberger, who has ten years of experience in nonprofits, most recently as executive director for the United Israel Appeal (UIA) in Melbourne.

“We’re excited to initiate our activities in Australia, bringing another country into the global Friends of Sheba network”, said Yoel Har-Even, Director of the International Division and Resource Development at Sheba. “With its excellent medical facilities and top universities, Australia creates a perfect canvas for collaboration, and we’re excited to utilise Sheba’s innovation to support the country’s medical ecosystem. We look forward to working with Chairman Avri Alfasi and Executive Director Idan Goldberger”.

“Sheba Medical Centre is a world-renowned hospital that is changing the way medical treatment is delivered”, said Avri Alfasi. “We’re honoured to work with Sheba and look forward to the impact of this relationship on both the Israeli and Australian medical systems. We already have a number of  exciting local collaborations in the pipeline”.

In addition to Sheba’s world-class medical facilities, the medical centre boasts leading research and innovation hubs, along with its teaching and training facilities and humanitarian departments, all part of Sheba’s global impact, felt throughout the world.


About Sheba Medical Centre

The largest and most comprehensive medical centre in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer is generating global impact through its medical care, research and healthcare transformation. Sheba’s City of Health boasts an acute-care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, research and innovation hubs, medical simulation centre and centre for disaster response on one comprehensive campus in the centre of Israel. A university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, Sheba is shaping the future of healthcare, educating the next generation of care providers. Sheba serves as a true hospital without borders, welcoming patients and healthcare professionals from all over the world and consistently providing the highest-level medical care to all in need. Sheba has been ranked a top-ten hospital in the world by Newsweek three years in a row (2019, 2020, 2021) and a Newsweek World Best Smart Hospital in 2021.

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