On Wednesday morning, Israel’s Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz arrived today at United Hatzalah’s Headquarters in Jerusalem on an official visit. The Minister, who was accompanied by his Chief of Staff and a professional entourage, saw how United Hatzalah volunteers operate on a regular basis and during the Corona era. Accompanying him on his visit were President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer, the CEO Eli Pollack, Chairman Moshe Teitelbaum, Vice President Dov Maisel, Vice President Lazar Hyman, and the Coordinator of Government Relations Shabi Rappaport. 

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz visiting United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem and meeting volunteers from across the country

Minister Horowitz got to see firsthand how the organization’s Dispatch and Command Center operates to dispatch the 6,000 United Hatzalah volunteers both in Israel as well as in the organization’s satellite chapters in other countries. He was able to see the network of the volunteers, how they are spread out, how quickly they respond, and the fleet of vehicles and medical equipment that the organization utilizes to save lives on a daily basis. 

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From left: Dov Maisel, Minister Horowitz, Eli Beer, Eli Pollack, Moishe Teitelbaum

At the end of the visit Minister Horowitz spoke about what he saw and how happy he was to see the unity of purpose of the volunteers. “I was pleased to visit the national headquarters of United Hatzalah today. This is an organization of loving-kindness and helping others. It is a lifesaving organization. Thousands of dedicated volunteers are active around the clock across the country. Women and men, Charedi and secular, Jews and Muslims, all working together to achieve a common goal that supersedes everything, saving lives. I was impressed by their professionalism and the wide range of activities that these men and women of United Hatzalah undertake. I want to thank the President of the organization Eli Beer, the CEO Eli Pollack, and all the members of the organization. You are doing holy work and I am proud to strengthen your efforts. Happy Hanukkah.”

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Minister Horowitz viewing United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center

President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer said, “This is an important day for United Hatzalah as Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz came to see first-hand the activities of the 6,000 volunteer EMTs, paramedics, and doctors who make up our organization. Our volunteers provide all Israelis, regardless of religion, race, or gender, with fast and free emergency medical care. I am proud of each and every one of the thousands of volunteers who give of themselves, and who together have created a revolution in pre-hospital emergency medical care in Israel. The Minister’s visit is a testament to the assistance that he is giving to our volunteers and our organization. On behalf of all of the volunteers who comprise our organization I want to thank Minister Horowitz for coming to visit and for the changes that he is working on in order to benefit the citizens of Israel.”

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