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Sanz Medical Center – Laniado Hospital  Timeline 

Opening of the Dan & Ewa Abraram MRI Unit and the Herrn Rolf Jsacac Electrophysiology Unit.
Complete renovation of the Maternity. A deparrtment by Family Shamsi. The Molecular Laboratory opens.
2013     The hospital is undergoing accelerated development with the construction of new departments and expansion of existing ones. These include: the new MRI Institute;  the Orthopedics Department, the Dialysis Department, a new delivery rooms wing, the Neonatal Department and the NICU.

2012:  A Specialists Center, encompassing both new and old community services in several fields, was opened. The center, which has become the focal point for community services, includes the Lung Institute, the Proctology Institute, the Children's Cardiology Center, and the Institute of Pediatric Surgery, in addition to long-time services.
The Hematology Department moved to new and spacious quarters.

2011 A unique Headache Clinic was dedicated.  It uses a holistic approach that seeks to provide relief without medication or invasive methods. It also serves as a travelers clinic.

The hospital gets a facelift. New access roads and organized parking lots were built in the entire hospital area, together with new flower beds, corners of beauty, and lots of greenery.
A new Cardiology Department with the best and most sophisticated equipment was dedicated.

2009 The opening of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit

The Mother and Baby Center  is expanded with the opening of Maternity Department B.

2008 Opening of the   state-of-the-art Angiography Unit. The 100,000th baby is born in our Mother and Baby Center. 
2007  Opening of Pediatric Emergency Department, rehabilitation clinic, diabetes unit, and angiography unit.
2006 New Goldhammer Heart Institute opens.
2005 Expanded heart clinic is inaugurated, with new, advanced equipment. General intensive care moves to new wing. Hand surgery unit opens.
2004 Women’s Health Center opens.
2003 Another building opens at Laniado—the Korall Children’s Medical Center. Children benefit from warm treatment in a spacious location with a modern environment that includes amenities such as gardens and computer rooms.
2002 Catheterization Unit is inaugurated. Laniado Hospital reaches the completion stage of construction. Due to terror attacks in Netanya, the hospital reinforces its emergency and trauma systems.
2001    Due to the security situation, a trauma unit is opened in the Emergency Medicine Department.
2000 In-vitro Fertilization Unit opens, operating in full accordance with Jewish law. Mammography Unit expands and moves to a new, modern space. Emergency Room gets a face-lift and becomes Department of Emergency Care. Internal Medicine Department B is fully renovated, after a public fundraising campaign in Netanya.

The hospital adds 87 patient beds. The building drive gains momentum and the area buzzes with activity: the Children’s Hospital is constructed, the Emergency Room is expanded, two floors are added to the Geriatric Department, for the infectious disease unit and rehabilitation unit.

Two Laniado physicians, Dr. Shlomo Bulvik and Dr. Zvi Shimoni,  are credited with the discovery of a treatment for  West Nile fever.

1999 Ministry of Health authorizes opening of Catheterization Unit. Hospital laboratories move to larger and more comfortable space in the new building. Infectious Diseases Department opens.
1998 Oncology Unit moves to an expanded and renovated site. Five new operating rooms are completed.
1997 CT unit and Isotope Mapping Unit open.
1996 Health Ministry authorizes addition of 100 patient beds. The Dialysis Unit is expanded and renovated, treatment room for peritoneal dialysis is added.
1995 Hematology Department is expanded and becomes a department. Ambulatory Oncology Department opens. Number of births per month reaches 300. Surgery Department is renovated and moved to first floor of new building.
1994 Large and modern pharmacy opens in new building. Internal Medicine B and Radiology Department are remodeled and expanded. Netanya’s population reaches 220,000.

The hospital founder, the Admor of Sanz (Klausenberger Rebbe), dies at age 90, while the hospital celebrates eighteen years since its founding. In the new age, the vision and leadership of the founding Rebbe and of his son and successor, the present Admor, permeate all hospital activities, ensuring a unique future for the Sanz Medical Center-Laniado Hospital—a treatment center that emphasizes healing the patient, not just the disease.

1993 S. Daniel Abraham Geriatric Center opens. Laniado adds 60 beds for geriatric care. Patient beds in all geriatric departments total 110. Hematology Department opens.
1992 Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine opens. Clinic for Male Fertility opens, based on Jewish law and unique to Laniado Hospital.
1991 Gulf War—missiles fall in Israeli territory. Laniado is on 24-hour alert to treat victims of chemical warfare. Hundreds of soldiers, civil guard volunteers, and yeshiva student volunteers are at the ready. Laniado opens Audiology Department.
1990 Success of “Beit Avraham” encourages construction of a second floor, enabling expansion of the number of patient beds to 72.
1989 Ophthalmologic Surgery Department opened. Following the rapid expansion of the hospital, nuclear medicine unit and pediatric hemato-oncological unit are opened.
1988 Cardiology Unit is expanded and Neurology Clinic opened. Expansive medical library is opened.
1987 A new building is constructed. New clinics are added, including cardiology, pediatrics, pulmonary, physiotherapy, premature baby care, orthopedics, and plastic surgery. Mammography and Urology Units are opened.
1986 Laniado celebrates its tenth birthday. Groundbreaking ceremony for the Tessler Nursing School.
1985 Thousands of new immigrants from Ethiopia settle in Netanya. Maternity Department expands and Sanz Medical Center–Laniado Hospital registers its 18,000th birth.
1984  Internal Medicine Department B opens. Netanya has 120,000 residents.
1983 S. Daniel Abraham Geriatric Center (“Beit Avraham”) opens. Hospital staff works overtime due to a strike in all public hospitals in Israel. Emergency Room patient load reaches 150%
1982 Laniado Hospital receives and treats large numbers of soldiers wounded in the First Lebanon War. Pulmonary Department founded.
1981 Inauguration of surgical wing, with three operating rooms and a recovery room. Surgery Department founded. First Tessler School of Nursing graduates.
1980 Children’s Department opens. Population of Netanya reaches 100,000. Groundbreaking ceremony for new Sanz Medical Center–Laniado Hospital.
1979 Opthalmology and Dialysis units are dedicated. Emergency Room is tested by a terrorist attack in Netanya. Home-care unit established.
Cardiology Intensive Care Unit opens. Hospital grows to seventy in-patient beds. Netanya’s population is 80,000. Tessler School of Nursing opens.
Emergency Room and Internal Medicine Department open. First set of triplets is born in the maternity ward.
First department (maternity and women) opens, with laboratories, a pharmacy, X-ray machines, and a gynecological operating room.
1975 Sanz Medical Center–Laniado Hospital opens the Tache outpatient clinic with four rooms for the 55,000 residents of Netanya.