UPMC acquires hospital in Ireland, assumes full ownership of its cancer clinic

Pittsburgh-based UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Ireland, and assumed full control of the hospital's cancer center, which it has operated as a joint venture for the last 12 years.

The hospital has been renamed UPMC Whitfield, and the cancer center is now UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield. The 80-bed hospital was opened in 2006, and over 50 consultant physicians serve 500,000 people in five counties.

"This investment by UPMC in Waterford marks our strong commitment to the southeast region and to Ireland," said Chuck Bogosta, president of UPMC International and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre. "The excellent staff and leadership at UPMC Whitfield and our cancer center there provide a solid foundation for our plans to grow high quality healthcare services throughout the country."

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield has treated more than 17,000 patients and offers advanced radiation therapy, including image-guided therapy and intensity-modulated therapy.

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