Address: 23 Sprinzak St., Tel Aviv 64738
Jacob (Kuki) Edrey
Chairman of the Board
Education: M.B.A., Business Administration School, Social Studies Faculty, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (91); B.A., Economics, Business Administration & Sociology, Social Studies Faculty, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (89).
Current Position: Chairman of the Board, Leumit Health Services (as of 08).
Past Positions: CEO, CityPass Group Ltd.; Chairman of the Board, The Postal Authority (03-08);
The First Chairman of the Board, The Israel Postal Company Ltd. (03-06); CEO, Moriah the Jerusalem Development Company Ltd. (96-03); CFO, Moriah the Jerusalem Development Company Ltd. (94-96); Head of Dept., Shiloach of Harel-Hamishmar Investments Group (92-94); Economic Consultant,
The Ministry of Health (90-92).
Membership: Board of Trustees, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Chairman & Board Member in other Public Organizations.
Education: M.B.A., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; B.A., Political Science and Criminology, Bar-Ilan University.
Current Position: CEO, Leumit Health Services.
Past Positions: V.P., Human Resources, Leumit Health Services; V.P., Operations, Leumit Health Services; Director, Jerusalem Region, Leumit Health Services.
Other Activities: Chairman of the Board of Subsidiaries, Leumit Health Services; Lecturer, Health System Administration, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem.
Military Rank: Lt. Col. (Res.).
Line of Business:
eumit Health Services is a leading health organization serving over 710,000 members through 320 medical centers staffed by 3,000 medical and administrative employees, stressing community and preventative medicine. Medical treatment is of the highest standards and includes primary care by family doctors and nurses, secondary diagnoses from specialists using innovative medical equipment.
Service is Leumit’s Top Value
Leumit has put quality service as its top value and declared a service revolution. Leumit has set up a service department and efforts are being made to improve service throughout the organization, while tracking and measuring the improvement in each financial quarter through customer satisfaction results.
The Patient’s Right to Choose
Leumit emphasizes members’ rights to choose who will serve them. Members directly consult all Leumit’s doctors according to their own choices doctors can be changed once every quarter. Leumit Gold members can choose their surgeon and private hospitals.
Leumit’s Range of Services
Smart and Efficient Internet & Cellular Services
Leumit provides most medical and administrative services via its website and cellular phones without needing to attend medical centers. Members can set appointments with family doctors and specialists, consult with doctors, receive laboratory results at home, get information about sensitivity to drugs and more. Leumit also operates a unique website and social networks to provide unique and the latest information about the flu and vaccines, pregnancy and childbirth, and correct nutrition.
Internet Services Include: Searching for doctors, medical centers, pharmacies, hospitals and institutes, viewing results and lab tests, fixing doctor’s appointments (including renewing without needs of entry user code), handling existing appointments, viewing prescriptions and drugs, drug approvals, sensitivities, vaccinations, ultrasound and x-ray interpretations, receiving approved referrals and printing copies, viewing quarterly bills, requesting prescriptions for chronic medicines.
Cellular Services Include: Searching for doctors, medical centers, pharmacies, emergency centers, the closest hospital, Leumit News, viewing lab results and tests, sensitivities, ultrasound and x-ray interpretations, referral approvals, existing appointments.
Online Medical Files: Patients’ files are managed by a medical center (TMR) with members’ information available on-line to doctors and patients. Patients’ x-rays are transferred to the file immediately after being taken.
Specialist Medical Night Service: In addition to regular emergency centers, Leumit offers unique services through telephone specialists that have on-line access to a patient’s file and can, if needed, issue hospital referrals.
Receiving Referrals: Patients can receive referrals (form 17) either in their hand at branches, by fax, email or internet. Patients are texted as soon as the referral is approved.
Members’ Fees: Leumit has lowered the fees paid by members during visits to doctors, institutes, emergency centers, hospital emergency rooms, surgery in private hospitals and more. Leumit charges the lowest fees in the health market.
LeumitPharm: Leumit owns the country’s third largest chain of pharmacies. More than 120 stores throughout Israel provide a wide range of medications and health products at attractive prices. Leumit also has agreements with 600 private pharmacies where members can receive prescription medicines.
Leumit Dental Clinics: Leumit operates a network of 300 private dental clinics with arrangements for public medicine prices. The network is supervised and controlled by on-line dentists and claims specialists, and every treatment is checked by medical managers for necessity and quality. In Jan 2012, Leumit began free treatment for children aged 10-18 with Leumit Gold coverage.
Leumit for Soldiers: Leumit Health Services won the tender for privatization of medical services at the Tel Hashomer army base. As of January 2011 Leumit offers full, advanced quality medical service in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to thousands of soldiers, with great success thus far. In 2012, Leumit began providing health services to soldiers at IDF HQ at the Kirya in Tel Aviv.
22 Development Projects: Leumit is expanding and as part of this, renovates about 22 medical centers annually.
Supplementary Insurance Plans
Leumit Silver and Leumit Gold supplementary insurance policies provide the full and best solution for health services that are not included in the government coverage, and offer private medical care: surgery by the finest doctors in private hospitals, consultations with specialist doctors (second opinions), significant discounts on services not in government coverage, pregnancy checks and more.
Leumit Nursing: Leumit members have collective nursing insurance through Clal Insurance and are provided compensation when nursing is needed. Leumit is the only fund in Israel offering nursing compensation for life from the moment a condition is found.
Leumit Passport: Together with Clal Insurance, this policy offers the best value coverage when abroad.
Financial and Public Management
Leumit provides health services with an annual budget of NIS 3.5 billion. In each of the past four years, Leumit ended the fiscal year with a balanced budget as part of its decision on perennial budgetary responsibility and maintaining economic strength. Leumit is the first health fund to makeover (turnaround) their corporate regime, its corporate structure is up-to-date and suited for organizations managing a budget of billions of shekels.