UPMC Italy is the Italian division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. UPMC Italy operates in the field of patient care, biomedical research, telemedicine, training, construction planning, IT solutions, and provides support to areas directly and indirectly related to hospitals and research institutions.
For over 20 years, UPMC Italy has been managing ISMETT IRCCS a government-approved research hospital and a center for organ transplants and highly specialized therapies. Located in Palermo, ISMETT-IRCCS serves patients from countries throughout the Mediterranean region. ISMETT-IRCCS hosts 114 beds and 8 Day Hospital beds, plus 4 operating rooms. Since the very first liver transplant performed in Sicily, in 1999, over 2,000 transplants have been performed at ISMETT.
In partnership with the Italian government, the Sicilian regional government, the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC is a founding member of the Ri.MED Foundation and involved in the realization of the Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) in Carini, near Palermo. With its over 600 researchers, technicians, and administrative staff, the BRBC will become a center of reference for biotechnology research.
In partnership with Terme di Chianciano, Siena’s Local Health Authority, UPMC, and the Municipality of Chianciano Terme, UPMC Italy created, in 2014, UPMC Institute for Health an advanced and integrated center for prevention and treatment of heart, cardiovascular, liver, and digestive system diseases. The Center offers innovative and customized screening programs, laboratory and imaging tests (EKG, elastometry, ultrasound), specialty consults (hepatology, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, pneumology, neurology, psychology, nutritional programs), digestive endoscopy services (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). The Center has also established an innovative and highly specialized facility for exercise and cardiology rehabilitation (in agreement with the Italian NHS) offering personalized physical activity plans for the prevention of cardiovascular, hepatic, and metabolic diseases.
Since 2018 UPMC Italy manages the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital that opened its doors in 1951, making it the first international private hospital in Rome. UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital is an 82- bed general hospital, including 4 intensive care beds, and 12 Day Hospital beds, specialized in various medical and surgical specialties (internal medicine, general surgery, imaging, rehab and physiotherapy, oncology, etc.). The Hospital is equipped with 6 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, an interventional cardiology suite, an angiography and interventional radiology area, and an area entirely dedicated to first aid, medication, and outpatient surgery. In particular, an integrated Oncology Center will be created and linked to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network. In line with the professional experience of UPMC, the plan is to launch new programs and to improve the existing ones, including thoracic and abdominal minimally invasive surgical oncology, interventional radiology, and oncology interventional digestive endoscopy. The oncology clinical offer will be complemented by immuno-oncology therapies and a new oncology genomics service, indispensable to support therapeutic decisions with a personalized medicine approach. All aspects related to the prevention and early diagnosis of oncological diseases will also be developed, and a new dedicated program of Integrative Medicine in Oncology, one of the first in Europe, will be launched.
In 2018, UPMC Italy realized in Mirabella Eclano (Campania), in collaboration with Casa di Cura Villa Maria, the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria, an advanced radiotherapy center offering treatments for primary tumors, secondary (metastatic) or recurrent tumors in all parts of the body.
UPMC is a recognized leader both in providing health care services in the United States and in sharing that knowledge to build outstanding health care with partners around the globe. A noted innovator in information technology, UPMC was an early adopter of electronic health records and the interoperability solutions that tie them together. UPMC is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, with renowned centers of excellence in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, geriatrics and women’s health. UPMC integrates 90,000 employees, more than 40 hospitals, and 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents.