From the Natanyahu State Commission to management tasks in the Israeli health system Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Beer Sheva inaugurated a special training program for junior academic administrative personnel to improve the quality of service in health care organizations through suitable and high-quality administration. The program, the first of its kind in Israel, has been in operation since 1994 and prepares 50 candidates annually for administrative positions within the health system, or a total of 224 graduates to date. The program was founded on the recommendations of a state commission established in 1990 and headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Shoshana Natanyahu (The Natanyahu Commission, 1990). The commission was appointed to examine the performance of the health system in Israel and recommend reforms and changes that would improve the quality and efficiency of health services and the overall performance of the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2004