Prof. Jacob Yahav, M.D. ,CEO of Kaplan Medical Center and Harzfeld Geriatric Hospital since 2007. He served a decade as the director of Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva, after serving as the Deputy Director of the General hospital at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan. Prof. Yahav, a Tel Aviv university educated Gastroenterologist and a Pediatrician, also holds an MBA, with a specialty in healthcare systems, from Tel Aviv University.He is a Clinical professor in Pediatrics at the Hebrew University and Hadasah Medical School.
Moti Waxman, MBA, LLB, COO of Kaplan Medical Center since 2007. He has been engaged in Health Services Management since 1997 after a long career with Israel’s General Security Service. He has a Law Degree from Tel-Aviv University, Master’s Degrees in National Security and International Relationships from Haifa University and Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Eitan Haver M.D, Ph.D, M.H.A, Deputy CEO of Kaplan Medical Center since 2007. He served as a Senior Physician in the Ministry of Health from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Haver received his medical degree from Hadassah School of Medicine in 1994 with a specialization in psychiatry (2001), a Ph.D in Physiology from Hebrew University in 1997 and a Master’s Degree in Health System Administration from The Recanati Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University in 2003.
Dr. Gil Admon, M.D., Deputy CEO of Kaplan Medical Center since 2011. He served as deputy Director General of Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera and as assistant to the Director General of Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Israel. He also served as LTC (Retired) at the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Medical Corps. Dr Admon is a certified specialist in Pediatrics and has a Medical administration degree from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem.
Dr. Lion Poles (Phoryles), M.D., Deputy CEO of Kaplan Medical Center since 2001 and a Senior Interventional Cardiologist at the Heart Institute. He has retired the Israeli Defense Forces’ Medical Corps as a LTC. Dr. Poles is a Special Consultant to the Ministry of Health, Emergency Division on Planning for Non-Conventional Medical Emergencies. He is an active member of the National Epidemiological Management, an active member of the National Advisory Committees on Hospital CW Preparedness, Hospital Mass Toxicological Event Preparedness and Radiological Event Medical Preparedness. Dr. Poles received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in 1984.
Dr. Yardena Kol, R.N., Ph.D., Chief Nurse Executive of Kaplan Medical Center since 2006. She has been the Head of Department of professional planning and development, Chief Nurse Office (Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv). She is an active member of team that develop professional guidelines in selected areas, was a member of editorial board of the national society for health information systems and developed professional classification systems as a national standards for interventions and outcomes assessment, Implementation in electronic information systems. Dr. Kol received her Ph.D degree at University of Haifa, Public Management Faculty.
The Israel Friends Association:
For more than two decades, The Israel Friends Association of the Kaplan Medical Center, a non-profit organization, has helped the hospital to supplement its health fund budget. The KMC relies on them for much needed support, both moral and material. The Israel Friends have been most instrumental in the purchase of vital medical equipment and support for essential renovations and life saving research.