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New York Couple Donates $10 Million to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center

Gift from Joan and Sanford I. Weill Family Foundation

By: News Staff

Published: August 16th, 2011 in News » World

New York Couple Donates $10 Million to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center
American Friends of Rambam Medical Center has announced a $10 million gift from Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation to support pediatric care at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel.

Sanford Weill is the former chairman of Citigroup.

Rambam — the largest medical center in northern Israel, serving two million residents — is expanding its capacity by building a new west campus. The Weills' gift will help establish the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department within the Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Israeli-Palestinian Friendship Center. Not only will the gift expand the children’s cancer ward, but it will help with the treatment of Palestinian children.

"Sandy and I have witnessed the extraordinary healing that Rambam offers on an individual level, and we are excited that our involvement will help promote that healing on a regional level in the Middle East as well," Joan Weill said in a statement.

The Weill Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department will comprise Rambam's current pediatric hematology-oncology department and its bone marrow transplant unit, which will be merged into a single entity within the Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital when it is completed in 2013. By locating the department in the new hospital, pediatric hematology and oncology patients and their families will have a separate floor that includes inpatient and outpatient facilities, classrooms, playrooms, and age-appropriate visitors' areas. Indeed, the new department will better enable Rambam to fulfill its role as the exclusive provider of treatment in pediatric oncology and blood diseases for some 600,000 children in northern Israel and the surrounding areas.

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