Founding Principles of Laniado Hospital

By our revered founder

The Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe zy”a

  • Laniado Hospital in Kiryat Sanz Netanya is a holy institution for the benefit of those in need of health services, in  fulfillment of the Torah’s Commandments (Mesechte Nedarim 41 Yoreh Deah Chapter 336).
  • The hospital shall treat all persons regardless of religion, creed, race and color.
  • Every effort shall be made to relieve the suffering of all patients to improve their mental outlook and elevate their spirits, which is an important therapeutic aid in the overall treatment of disease and its cure.
  • Every effort shall be made to employ physicians and Para-Medical staff persons who have excelled in their professional medical fields who shall possess personality traits and characteristics permeated with love for their fellow man as written in the Torah “And you shall love your fellow man as yourself”.
  • It is of utmost importance to observe the commandments dealing with the relationships between “man and his fellow man”.  Hence the hospital must be especially careful not to cause unnecessary burdens on its employees or to any individual involved with the hospital.  Salaries and wages must be paid on the appointed payroll date.
  • The hospital atmosphere shall be permeated with the spirit of peacefulness, tranquility, love and devotion.
  • The hospital was founded on the principles of faith and belief in the Almighty, Who apportions life to each creature and in Whose hands is the soul of each living creature.  The medical and the Para-Medical staff shall be comprised of persons with deep faith in these principles and their behavior and demeanor shall be indicative of their faith in the Almighty and His Torah.
  • All the affairs of the hospital shall be conducted in accordance with the observance of all commandments of the Torah as codified in the Shulchan Aruch and rabbinical decrees.  The hospital shall appoint an accepted rabbinical authority to whom all Halachic questions shall be referred and his decision shall be binding on the entire staff of the hospital.  In matters concerning Shabbat observance every effort shall be made to effectively perform the forbidden forms of work by use of non-Jews.  Patients and staff shall dress in accordance with the Torah laws of modesty.
  • The hospital shall establish an institute of Medical-Halachic research for the purpose of resolving in the spirit of the Torah all medical problems, which may arise.  These solutions shall benefit all Torah observant Jewry.