UPMC Italy is the Italian division of the UPMC (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. In addition to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Villa Maria, UPMC Italy manages centers in Palermo, Rome, and Chianciano Terme.
Since 1997, UPMC Italy has been managing IRCCS ISMETT, a government-approved research hospital and a center for organ transplants and highly specialized therapies. The Center hosts 78 inpatients 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 IRCCS 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. The Foundation, based in Carini (near Palermo), promotes, supports, and leads biomedical and biotechnological research projects, with an emphasis on translating innovative results to the clinical practice. Ri.MED’s main current project is the creation of the Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC), a 25,000-square meter building that will become a reference point for researchers from all over the world.
In collaboration with San Pietro Fatebenefratelli Hospital, in 2013 UPMC Italy created UPMC San Pietro FBF Advanced Radiotherapy Center. The Center offers innovative radiotherapy treatments and stereotactic radiosurgery with oncology protocols for advanced care. In 2017, the Center received accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI) after an extensive review of its safety and quality standards and processes.
In Rome, UPMC also manages UPMC | Salvator Mundi International Hospital, a private hospital offering a wide range of services (advanced and emergency surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, diagnostics, physical therapy, and rehabilitation) and an integrated oncology center, part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network, for diagnosis and treatment of oncology diseases.
In 2014, in partnership with Terme di Chianciano, Siena’s Local Health Authority, UPMC, and the Municipality of Chianciano Terme, UPMC Italy created UPMC Institute for Health an advanced and integrated center for preventive medicine for hepato-bilio-pancreatic and gastrointestinal pathologies, cardiac diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. The Center offers innovative and customized screening programs, laboratory and imaging tests (EKG, elastometry, ultrasound), specialty consults (hepatology, cardiology, psychology, nutritional programs), digestive endoscopy services (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, video colonoscopy capsule), and innovative procedures. The Center also has an innovative and highly-specialized Medical and Wellness Gym for exercise and cardiac rehabilitation, offering personalized physical activity plans for the prevention of cardiovascular, hepatic, and metabolic diseases.