UPMC announced today that it has formally acquired the renowned UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC) in Dublin, following approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). SSC now becomes UPMC’s fourth hospital in Ireland, joining UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, UPMC Kildare in Clane and UPMC Aut Even in Kilkenny, along with sports medicine, cancer and outreach facilities across Ireland.
“The addition of SSC positions UPMC as an all-Ireland network of care and builds upon our commitment to clinical excellence since establishing our first cancer centre here in 2006,” said David Beirne, senior vice president of UPMC International. “This acquisition is just the latest expansion of UPMC’s clinical care in Ireland and complements our existing network of orthopaedic care in the U.S. and Europe, ensuring that we can provide access to care for more patients, close to home.”
“With the acquisition of UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic, UPMC Ireland has added a world-class facility to our network, strengthening our ability to provide advanced orthopaedic care to patients across the country, from facilities in Waterford, Kilkenny, Kildare, and now Dublin,” said Eamonn Fitzgerald, managing director, UPMC Ireland. He continued, “The addition of this facility, as well as the ability to align the sports medicine offering to our growing Ireland network, allows us to offer a seamless continuum of care, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation, and further cements our commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare services to the communities we serve.”
“Our global connections enable us to share the best ideas and clinical practices from around the world with the patients we serve, and I am excited to work with the team in Ireland and look forward to amplifying and advancing our orthopaedic service line into the future through cutting-edge care and innovation” said MaCalus V. Hogan, M.D., MBA, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC.
Founded in 2007 by orthopaedic surgeon Mr. Ray Moran and accredited by The Joint Commission International, the 101-bed SSC has become a centre of excellence for joint replacement and surgery for sports-related soft tissue injuries in Ireland. SSC has more than 40 consultants in orthopaedic surgery and allied specialties, supported by a team of more than 400 nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals.
“We welcome formal approval from the CCPC and are excited to join forces with UPMC to bring together our like-minded and innovative teams to provide care to even more patients across Ireland,” said Moran. “This acquisition will allow us to continue to provide the same high-quality service our patients have come to expect, while also benefiting from UPMC’s extensive resources and expertise. We look forward to working with UPMC to build on the UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic’s legacy of excellence and innovation.”