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New UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic Opens in Ireland, Expands Access to Care

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Advancing sports and orthopaedics medicine in the country’s southern region from Cork

CORK, Ireland  In partnership with Mardyke Arena University College Cork (UCC), UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic, Mardyke Arena, UCC opened its doors to patients this week, expanding UPMC’s multinational sports medicine and orthopaedics network. Serving Ireland since 2006, UPMC is focused on improving access to advanced, specialized care for more people, where they need it. 

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UPMC’s cutting-edge sports medicine services are delivered nationwide across six locations in Ireland including Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Tipperary, Mayo and now Cork to serve people in the country’s southern region. 

“This partnership with Mardyke Arena UCC brings the advanced sports medicine and orthopaedic excellence of UPMC close to home for more people in Ireland,” said Joel Nelson, M.D., president of UPMC International. “The combination of research and medicine between two academic centers lends itself to developing new solutions and opportunities for people across Ireland, while working closely with the country’s public health system to meet the needs of those utilizing that avenue of care.”

The growth of UPMC’s signature specialty services across the country is in response to an increasing need and demand for UPMC’s high-quality specialty care. The new center provides physical therapy, postoperative and injury rehabilitation, concussion and hamstring services, performance analysis and will offer a range of UPMC Institute for Health classes.

UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic services are an essential part of UPMC Ireland’s nationwide network of hospitals and centers, also including UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny, UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane, UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre locations in Cork and Waterford and an outpatient center in CarlowIreland services map

UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic locations across Ireland serve athletes of all ages, from youths to professionals. UPMC is the official health care partner to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA).

The center’s staff works with patients to prevent and treat sports-related injuries to maximize athletic performance. In addition, the new clinic cares for people of all ages with a variety of conditions, including an aging population in need of total joint replacement rehabilitation and support.

UPMC’s collaborative relationship with Ireland’s public health care system, the Health Service Executive (HSE), provides an avenue for individuals in need of surgery, rehabilitation or other advanced care to access UPMC’s high-quality services in cooperation with the public system.

“The opening of our new UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic is a testament to our commitment to delivering excellence in patient care in sports and exercise medicine,” said John Windle, general manager, Sports Medicine, UPMC Ireland. “Mardyke Arena UCC is known nationally and internationally as a center of excellence for sport and physical activity. We’re excited about adding world-class sports medicine services to this fantastic campus.”

UPMC Sports Medicine has an earned reputation for excellence for the range of world-class services and care they provide. Young or old, pro or amateur, UPMC Sports Medicine has the expertise, advanced technology and services to make a difference in people’s lives.

UPMC’s partnership with Mardyke Arena UCC strengthens the connection between academia and health care, fostering innovation and advancing the field of sports and exercise medicine in Ireland.

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CAPTION: Lorcan Kavanagh, UPMC Sports Medicine physiotherapist, Amy O'Connor, Cork Camogie player, Laura Meagher, UPMC Sports Medicine physiotherapist, Eileen Foyle, UPMC Sports Medicine physiotherapist, Brian Hurley, Cork GAA Footballer, Joe Normoyle, UPMC Sports Medicine physiotherapy manager.

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CAPTION: Comprehensive map of all UPMC locations in Ireland.