The Kaplan Medical Center (KMC), located in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1953 and is one of the largest hospitals in the CLALIT Health Services network, Israel’s largest health services (HMO) provider as well as the second largest health services provider in the world. KMC is renowned in Israel for the excellent medical services it provides to over 1,000,000 citizens under its catchment area.
The Kaplan Medical Center is an academic medical institution. The 554 bed facility is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical Schools of the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. KMC has over 50 wards and units approved for residency training as well as for teaching medical students in their clinical years. In addition, The Kaplan Medical Center campus includes a Nursing School, a Radiology Technicians School as well as a School for New Immigrant Physicians who require additional medical training before they become eligible to practice medicine in Israel.
In 2017, Kaplan has treated as many as 143,500 ER patients, 46,000 admissions and 365,500 outpatient visits.
In February 2017, The Kaplan Medical Center was re-examined by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and has received its re-accreditation approval. KMC first received JCI’s accreditation approval in 2010. The accreditation process assesses the health care organization to determine if it meets the international set of excellence standards requirements designed to improve quality of care and patient safety. A JCI accreditation affords the KMC to gain not only an international reputation but also to be recognized as a medical tourism location by international insurance companies. So far, only two other hospitals in the Clalit network were awarded such a recognition.
As a community hospital, the Kaplan Medical Center represents and consists of the most advanced departments in all major medical fields and boasts a nationally recognized medical staff. To remain in the forefront of technology and medical standards, its medical staff collaborates with major academic and research institutions in Israel (primarily, with the Weizmann Institute of Science and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and abroad.
At the time of its construction in 1953, this regional hospital located on a 60 acres campus, consisted of hastily built barracks with 88 inpatient beds to absorb the growing immigrant and local population of 50,000 spread in the neighboring towns and new cities, this medical facility intended to provide medical services to the Southern part of Israel.
Over the years, some of the hospital facilities were upgraded to accommodate the ever-growing population of the area and its development plans included erecting more modern facilities to replace the original barrack structures. During the unprecedented influx of immigrant population in Israel’s history in the eighties and nineties, the population under the hospital’s catchment area had grown proportionally and, as of today, it boasts over 1,000,000 people spread in Israel’s heart
KMC Mission Statement
The mission of Kaplan Medical Center is to become a center of medical excellence by providing high-quality professional care and services.
Patients and their family are the focus of KMC’s activities, which include providing excellent, first-class, superior, up-to-date treatments and humane care, while preserving patients’ dignity and rights.
The KMC will continue to act in full cooperation with the community to ensure the health of its residents and to assure a continuum of the health care provided to them by maintaining continuous communication and data flow between the medical center and the community health services.
Kaplan Medical Center aims to become and serve as a model for environmental care ensuring that future construction development will be “green”, providing a healthy work and care environment.
The KMC will continue to be a medical center that attracts high quality professional and medical services personnel.