Waterford UPMC Whitfield joined US colleagues to discuss healthcare and medicinal innovation
WATERFORD UPMC Whitfield was delighted to welcome colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh to Dublin recently for a conference focusing on the role of innovation in transforming healthcare and medicine.
Already trusted by millions of patients across the world, UPMC operates 40 hospitals, as well as 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and is delivering this global expertise to local patients in the South East.
Its Irish operations currently encompass UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, the largest private hospital in the South East, the UPMC Concussion Network and a new radiotherapy centre at Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, scheduled to open in 2019.
Discussion at the conference focused on how medical professionals can best work across a range of intellectual platforms and communication mediums, as well as physical borders. Keynote speakers included executive vice president and treasurer at UPMC C. Talbot Heppenstall Jr. and principal visionary at the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute Evan Facher.
Among those attending was David Beirne, CEO of UPMC Whitfield, previously known as Whitfield Clinic, which provides outstanding care to patients in the South East for routine surgical ailments, as well as more complex and challenging medical conditions.
UPMC Whitfield has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialties including cardiology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology, haematology, gynaecology, urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of 180 dedicated medical, nursing and administration staff to ensure the 70-bed hospital offers patients the right care in the right way and at the right time in a first class facility that is close to home.