About The Sanz Medical Center - Laniado Hospital, Netanya

Laniado Hospital was founded by the late Rabbi Yekutiel Halberstam, of blessed memory . He himself survived Auschwitz but lost his wife and 11 children in the Holocaust. After being seriously injured by Nazi gunfire during a forced march, where there was no possibility of receiving medical care, he vowed that if he survived he would build a hospital that would honor human beings, whatever their race, whatever their faith. Indeed, he miraculously survived, and Laniado Hospital is the fulfillment of his vow. It took him almost thirty years to raise the necessary funds and to prove that there is no depth from which the human spirit cannot rise to make a positive contribution to the world.

Among the Founding Principles of Laniado Hospital:
  • The hospital shall treat all persons regardless of religion or creed.
  • Every effort shall be made to relieve the suffering of all patients as well as to improve their mental outlook and elevate their spirits, important therapeutic aides in the overall treatment of disease and its cure.
The Hospital opened in 1974 and is the only hospital in Netanya, northern Israel, serving the largest catchment area in the mid-coastal region. It serves a burgeoning population of more than 450,000 people from the surrounding areas where there is otherwise no easy access to medical care. Functioning not just as a Community Healthcare Facility, Laniado Hospital also operates a full-scale Medical Campus that includes a Nursing School and two Geriatric-Care Centers, diligently maintaining the highest standards of medical practice. The only hospital in Israel with a no-strike policy, Laniado Hospital turns away no one in need of care, regardless of ability to pay, religious affiliation or ethnic group. For these reasons, and because of the real sense of tolerance and coexistence that it has brought to the region, it is a unique and very special institution.