Rome, Ospedale israelitico recognized
as medical centre of excellence

The German Institute for Quality and Finance ITQF surveyed the quality of healthcare services provided by private and public Italian hospitals. Among the “outstanding” facilities identified was the Ospedale Israelitico (Israelitic Hospital), a historic institution of Roman Jewry whose roots date back to the 17th century and is now an integral part of the Italian healthcare system. In this sense, the ITQF evaluation “represents the constant and excellent commitment the hospital offers to provide high-quality care at the service of the territory,” medical director Gabriella Ergasti told Pagine Ebraiche.
“We are honoured and proud to be mentioned as one of the most excellent hospitals in Italy. It is the result of hard work, as well as dedication and passion to our patients. It is the outcome of the experiences and high expertise of our doctors, nurses, medical and administrative staff whose main purpose is ensuring the excellence that has always distinguished us as a hospital,” she added. A recognition, she concluded that “fills us with satisfaction and exhorts us to keep doing our best in accomplishing the hard mission to provide high-quality health care and to put the patient at the heart of what we do.”
The legal and administrative head office of the Hospital is located on the Tiber Island, near the Jewish quarter. Most health services are however provided in the Magliana premises, that were inaugurated in 1970. In October, some days after the massacre of civilians by Hamas terrorists, the Hospital launched the project Supporto per Israele (Support for Israel), in collaboration with the Israeli embassy. This project consists of a help desk with doctors, technicians, psychologists, and professionals “aimed at health care and psychological management for Israeli tourists who are unable to go back” to their country.

Above, a Tiber Island aerial view.

Translated by Francesca Pischedda and revised by Francesca Galiazzo, students at the Advanced School for Interpreters and Translators of the University of Trieste, trainees in the newsroom
of the Union of the Italian Jewish Communities – Pagine Ebraiche.