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

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.

UPMC’s 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 Carlow.

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.”