In a move that will dramatically expand UPMC’s ability to provide orthopaedic and sports medicine care in Ireland, the health system announced it is acquiring the Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC), an independent hospital located in the northern Dublin suburb of Santry. 

Well-known for its care of patients and athletes across Ireland and Europe, SSC will become part of UPMC’s global network of orthopaedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation facilities, and will also become UPMC’s fourth hospital in Ireland, joining UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, UPMC Kildare in Clane and UPMC Aut Even in Kilkenny, along with sports medicine and outreach facilities across the country. 

“With the acquisition of the Sports Surgery Clinic, we will have the ability to expand our already trusted and high-quality care to more patients across Ireland and beyond,” says Charles Bogosta, president of UPMC International. “SSC will complement our existing network of orthopaedic care in the U.S. and Europe and ensures that we can provide access to care for more patients, close to home.” 

SSC releaseFounded in 2007 by  orthopaedic surgeon Ray Moran, M.D., and accredited by The Joint Commission International, the 101-bed SSC has become a center of excellence for joint replacement and surgery for sports soft tissue injuries in Ireland. SSC currently has more than 40 consultants in orthopaedic surgery and allied specialties, supported by a team of more than 400 nurses, physiotherapists and other health care professionals. 

“This is an exciting development for all of us involved with Sports Surgery Clinic, and we are delighted to be joining forces with UPMC. It brings together like-minded and innovative teams whose combined experience and expertise will benefit the patients that we serve,” says Moran. “We look forward to working with UPMC to build on the legacy of excellence and innovation that the Sports Surgery Clinic has established as we expand the scope and location of our services for the benefit of patients.” 

The pending acquisition is just the latest expansion of UPMC’s clinical care in Ireland. In addition to the current three hospitals and concussion network, UPMC operates two advanced radiotherapy centers, three sports medicine clinics and several outpatient facilities across the country.