Department of Social Services

Administration
Staff
Division Information
Useful Information

 Administration


Yaniv Ben-Shushan 
Social services director, Social worker, coordinator of Ethics Committee, member of the palliative treatment team
 

Lydia Shlonsky
Deputy director of social services, Social worker for Geriatrics and Surgery Departments 

Yaniv Ben-Shushan 
Social services director, Social worker, coordinator of Ethics Committee, member of the palliative treatment team
 

Lydia Shlonsky
Deputy director of social services, Social worker for Geriatrics and Surgery Departments 



 

Staff

Chochmaya Yassin Agbaria, Social worker, General Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Institute. 

Tatiana Glaiser, social worker, institutes of Oncology and Hemato-oncology.
Miri Cohen, Social worker, Emergency Room, Pediatric department including Pediatric emergency and Intensive Care.
Orly Reich-Bari, Social worker for Juvenile diabetes institute
 and Bariatric Clinic (for gastrointestinal surgery) .
Rasha Sagir, Social worker for Internal medicine A, Oncology institute and Intensive Care.
Yasmin Kenchiuk, Social worker for Internal medicine B, Neurology and project coordinator for treatment of victims of family violence.
Roni Lahav, Social worker for Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and OB/GYN.
 

Fares Issa, Social worker for Orthopedic Department, Dialysis Unit and coordinator of treatment for Syrian casualties. 

Dovrat Friedman, Social worker for the Sgola Unit (rights of elderly hospitalized patients) 

Secretary: Bracha Hameiri

 

 Division Information

 

The social services at the Ziv Medical Center focuses on treating emotional problems, family and social difficulties that surface in the patient or his family due to hospitalization, illness, disability, loss and death. For this purpose, we are active in several major areas: 

  • Improving the psycho-social function of the patient 
  • Promoting the welfare of the patient and his family during hospitalization 
  • Assisting in the discharge processes from the hospital and/or supporting return to the community. 
  • Promoting the welfare of the staff attending the patients.

 

Our services are an integral part of the services granted to patients in view of their hospitalization.  

Man as a Whole: Body – Mind – Family – Society – Culture

The social services operate under the laws of the country and the Ministry of Health and work continuously on increasing cooperation with social services, rehabilitation and health in the community.

In addition, the social workers carry out unique activities including: 

  • Participation in the abortion committee 
  • Participation in the family violence prevention committees (for minors, woman and the elderly) 
  • Participation in the ethics committee of the hospital 
  • Identification and utilization of the hospitalized Holocaust survivor’s rights. 
  • Diverse academic activities – teaching social work students, giving lectures in various academic programs, participation in research projects. 
  • Running therapy/support groups for the patient or for the ambulatory patient. 
  • Running workshops for learning and support for the departments’ staff. 
  • A public information center operating during multiple casualty incidents or emergencies.

 

You can speak directly to the social workers in the departments and/or nursing staff. You are also invited to call the social services office.

Public Information Center for Mass Causality or Emergency Event:

During a mass casualty event at the Medical Center, the social services are called upon by the hospital administration to open the center for public information, which includes the “Telephone Information Center” and the “Information for Families”.

“Telephone Information Center” – This phone number is activated during emergencies only: 1255161 and provides initial information to families of wounded arriving at the Ziv Medical Center emergency room. They also gather information on anonymous persons and assisting in identification.

“Information for Families Center” – Located in the nursing school (on the right side before the square in front of the main building of the Ziv Medical Center).

When receiving victims from a multi-casualty incident, the emergency area, intensive care area and operating rooms are closed to visitors and family members in order to enable the necessary and the most effective medical treatment. In this case, the “Information for Families Center” is designed to give preliminary information and emotional support for the families of the injured that are being treated in the emergency room of the hospital. Also, the staff at the “Information for Families Center” keeps contact with the relevant external bodies (local authorities, IDF)

 

 Useful Information

 
Telephone:

Secretary: 04-6828126
Fax: 04-6828975

Director's email: yaniv.b@ziv.health.gov.il 

Secretary's email: bracha.h@ziv.health.gov.il