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The Merage Medical Center in Dimona
The center was established in order to strengthen and improve the quality of medical services provided to residents of the city of Dimona and its surroundings.
The Merage Medical Center spans 3/4 of an acre and includes an Emergency Clinic, an Outpatient Clinic and a Dialysis Center. The center is open 24 hours a day, and provides comprehensive medical solutions and medical care at the highest level for local residents.
The Merage Medical Center is the second largest medical center in the Negev, after the Soroka Hospital. The center was inaugurated in January 2010, and was established at a cost of 14 million NIS, with the generous support of Katherine Merage and members of the Merage Foundation, foremost by its President, David Mirage.
The Medical Center covers an area of three dunams, with a built area of 1,000 square meters. The structure was built in accordance with a state of the art, environmentally friendly architectural design. The Dimona Development Foundation, under the direct management of the municipality, manages the center. The Center's professional aspects are led by the Physicians for the Negev Organization, which consists of several senior doctors from the Soroka Hospital emergency room.
The emergency and trauma rooms contain eight fully equipped beds. During an emergency, the center is staffed by a doctor and a paramedic.
Dialysis Center – The Dialysis Center is an enormous and important upgrade in medical facilities in the Eastern Negev. Established through the generosity of Rotem Ampert Factories of the ICL Group, the dialysis unit regularly treats several hundred patients requiring weekly dialysis. The fact that the clinic is available and close to home, infinitely improves the quality of life of patients, including quite a few children.
Clalit Health Services Outpatient Clinics – Located within the Merage Medical Center are Clalit Health Services Outpatient Clinics, which shorten lines and wait times for Clalit members from Dimona and surrounds. This is without a doubt a significant upgrade to medical services and their availability.
The Center also provides additional medical services such as X-ray services, laboratory for blood work and a plaster department.