UPMC and Connacht GAA, the governing body of the Gaelic games, have partnered to open the UPMC Institute for Health in Mayo, Ireland, a state-of-the-art facility that offers physical therapy and rehabilitation programs for patients. It is the first UPMC facility in the west of Ireland and will serve local sports teams as well as the public.
“This partnership with Connacht GAA and the opening of the clinic is a welcome addition to the health care services in the west of Ireland. It brings care closer to this community,” said John Windle, general manager, UPMC Sports Medicine and UPMC Institute for Health.
Informed by academic research and models of preventive care, the UPMC Institute for Health in Ireland focuses on teaching and encouraging behaviors that have a positive impact on health and wellness. Through a multidisciplinary approach, UPMC provides holistic support to help patients live healthier and manage chronic conditions. Patients in Mayo will also have access to the globally recognized expertise of UPMC sports medicine clinicians.