Countless brave men and women who have served in the IDF have sustained injuries during their service, including traumatic brain injuries, as well as the invisible wounds of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Samson Project is a comprehensive medical program through which JHO ensures that those who sacrifice their lives for the safety and security of the State and people of Israel are afforded the world’s best medical care.
The Jewish Health Organization holds as a core value that every member of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is entitled to the absolute highest quality of medical care available anywhere in the world. The Samson Project is a comprehensive program through which the JHO actualizes this core value, ensuring that those who sacrifice their lives to ensure the safety and security of the State and people of Israel are afforded the world’s best medical care.
The Samson Project brings the extensive resources of the JHO to assist in this mission, including the active participation of the JHO’s global network of physician experts who review each medical record in granular detail to provide expert second opinions to patients and their care teams and to make referrals to our network of medical centers of excellence, thereby ensuring that every patient is being treated by the leading medical experts and in accordance with the highest standards of medical care. For those IDF soldiers requiring treatment outside of Israel, each IDF soldier and his/her family members are afforded access to the JHO’s resources for medevac as well as non-emergent medical transport, and a JHO Harmony Home dedicated for the exclusive use of IDF soldiers. Finally, every IDF soldier has access to the JHO’s captive insurance fund, which can be utilized to provide a guarantee of payment to hospitals and medical providers worldwide, in order to expedite time-sensitive medical transfers and acute treatments.
In addition to providing IDF soldiers access to the finest medical care when they are afflicted by illness, the JHO is also committed to serving the countless brave men and women who have sustained injuries in the course of their IDF service, including the invisible wounds of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Samson Project is dedicated to serving these soldiers who have borne this sacrifice, both active duty and reserve IDF members as well as their families, with the highest level of medical care, mental health treatment, and rehabilitative care.