As a tertiary care medical center which specializes in treating complex medical conditions, Schneider Children's welcomes children from Israel as well as from neighboring countries and nations further afield, thus fulfilling the vision of its founders to serve as a bridge to peace and solidarity in the region.
Accompanied by their families, children from various cultural backgrounds are hospitalized alongside one another speaking different languages including Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Amharic. Attending medical and nursing staff is supported by teams of social workers, psychologists and educators who are sensitive to the variety of cultures and languages of the patients and their families.
The charter of Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel was signed on April 11, 1988 at the cornerstone laying ceremony, after which the scroll was imbedded under the foundations of the hospital building. The text included the following statement: "This hospital, dedicated to the inherent right of every child to live a healthy life in a peaceful world, will stand as a bridge to peace, linking this nation to its many neighbors".