Sheba Signs Historic Innovation Agreement With Bahrain’s American Mission Hospital

“By signing this agreement, we demonstrate the strengthening of our relations with Bahrain”

Sheba Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it has signed its first-ever medical innovation agreement with the private American Mission Hospital of Bahrain in Manama.

The historic agreement was announced at the C3 US-Arab Health and Business Summit in New York and comes on the second anniversary of the Abraham Accords, which were signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in September 2020.

King Hamad’s American Mission Hospital (AMH) is the first and oldest medical facility in Bahrain, but also certainly in the entire Arabian Gulf. When the facility opened in 1903, it was called Mason Memorial Hospital. Official government health facilities then opened in the 1940s.

“By signing this agreement, we are demonstrating the strengthening of our relationship with Bahrain and its health sector. Dr. George Cheriyan, is leading this amazing new hospital and we look forward to working with American Mission to show how Sheba and Israel can use health care as a pathway to flourish and succeed in the region,” said Yoel Har-Even, director of the international affairs division at Sheba Medical Center.

The Sheba Center was ranked the 13th best hospital in the world by Newsweek. Renowned globally for its medical innovation ecosystem known as ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate), it will integrate specific innovative technologies into American Mission Hospital’s new state-of-the-art medical facility, scheduled to open in January 2023.

“Our growing relationship with American Mission Hospital symbolizes how we seek to promote innovation as a tool for economic growth and prosperity between our two countries. Innovation is a bridge that helps drive economic growth and sustainability to provide better health care for everyone in the region,” said Professor Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer at Sheba and founder of the ARC ecosystem.