UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Celebrates 15 years in Ireland

By: Sarah Katz

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, one of the largest integrated networks of cancer experts in the world, is celebrating 15 years since its arrival in Waterford, Ireland. Over the years, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has brought high-quality care to southeast Ireland and beyond.

“The cancer center at UPMC Whitfield Hospital was the first international location outside of the United States for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and it continues to exemplify the exceptional patient care that we offer around the world,” said Elizabeth Wild, president of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, which includes more than 70 facilities globally. “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of the team in Waterford as we celebrate this significant milestone.”

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s global reach means patients receive trusted and innovative care, no matter where they live.

“Our team is centered on the patient,” Wild said. “The ability to tap the expertise of our international network means that our patients in Waterford and southeast Ireland have access to the most advanced cancer care, backed by evidence-based academic research.”

“Chronically ill cancer patients previously had to travel 100 miles to Dublin for advanced radiotherapy services,” said Gwen Daniels, general manager, UPMC Whitfield Hospital. “But with the arrival of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, they have been able to receive this critical care and life-changing medicine closer to home.”

UPMC’s partnership with Ireland’s public health system  has been instrumental in ensuring that more patients, whether they have public or private insurance, get the care they need without the hassle and expense of travel.

“UPMC is uniquely positioned to deliver a better, integrated model of care for people across Ireland,” said David Beirne, managing director, UPMC in Ireland.  “The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Waterford is a great example of how we are always putting the patient first.”