Minister of Health, Nitzan Horwitz, and Ministry Office Director Professor Nachman Ash visited ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran yesterday for first-time impressions of the rehabilitation village and a tour of the soon-to-be-completed Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital presently under construction within the village grounds.
Minister Horwitz and Professor Ash witnessed a wide-range of activities as they met with patients undergoing rehabilitation therapy at the village’s outpatient center and inpatient rehabilitation ward as well as village residents. Making a point to speak with staff, they inquired into specifics of rehabilitation therapy and how staff members address residents’ needs when dealing with a complexity of medical issues.
Impressed by what they saw, the distinguished guests, hosted by Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog, founder and chair of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran and CEO Avi Wortzman, ended their visit with warm words of praise.
“I heard a lot about the village,” commented Minister of Health Horwitz, “but you have to see it to believe it. The ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitative village is simply awesome. My thanks go out to the wonderful employees who do such holy work, caring for each resident and patient, and to Doron Almog who made the dream come true. As we promised, the Ministry of Health will continue supporting this superb place.”
CEO Avi Wortzman closed the visit by adding that, “the visit by the Minister of Health and the director of the Minister’s office is important to the residents of the Negev and the south to enable the continued development of the rehabilitation hospital, the research center, the medical care of our children and development of solutions for people with disabilities in the community. We look forward to continued fruitful cooperation for the sake of those whose voices cannot be heard.”