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UPMC to Welcome First Class at International Training Center of Excellence

PITTSBURGH, July 7, 2016 – UPMC clinicians and business leaders are preparing to host health care practitioners from around the world at the new UPMC International Training Center of Excellence, headquartered at UPMC East. From July 11 to 29, participants from health care organizations in China and Singapore will attend the center’s flagship course, the International Health Care Management Program, to further their understanding of operational and clinical topics.
 
“As UPMC has expanded its reach around the globe, our partners have increasingly sought our help in teaching leaders best practices for managing in today’s complex and rapidly changing health care environment,” said Charles Bogosta, president of UPMC International. “With the creation of this unique center, we are responding to that demand and helping participants bring world-class care close to their homes, wherever they are in the world.”
 
The International Health Care Management Program will be offered four times a year, and each new session provides the opportunity to create a highly customizable program, with seminars, workshops and shadowing opportunities designed to meet the needs of those attending. Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will share their knowledge about several key aspects of health care: quality and safety, leadership, planning and operations, finance and information technology.
 
The UPMC International Training Center of Excellence is overseen by newly appointed director Anjali “Juli” Kundu, who has held various strategy and management roles at UPMC over the last six years. Through her involvement on the steering committee for the new center, Kundu was critical in orchestrating a successful launch for the program.
 
In addition to the International Health Care Management Program, the center offers a Nurse Observership Program, the UPMC International Administrative Fellowship Program and medical student residencies, as well as other customized learning experiences. It also will oversee the planning and coordination for training activities related to existing UPMC International engagements in Kazakhstan and China.
 
“As one of the newest hospitals in the UPMC system—able to incorporate all of our best practices in facility design, patient and staff engagement and clinical development—UPMC East is pleased to host our new international training center,” said Mark Sevco, president of UPMC East. “At the same time, we will be collaborating with clinicians and business leaders from throughout UPMC to make this one of the richest health care learning experiences available in the country.”
 
Through the UPMC International Division, UPMC shares its clinical, technological and managerial knowledge and expertise with partners around the world, customizing solutions to benefit patients and regions. The goal is to advance UPMC’s mission of transforming the way health care is provided, while revitalizing the economy of western Pennsylvania.

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