UPMC International Names New Leaders to Strengthen Global Network

By: Wendy Zellner

As UPMC continues to strengthen the integration of its international operations, the health system today announced that Irish executive David Beirne has assumed the new role of senior vice president for business development and finance for UPMC International.  

David Beirne

Previously managing director for UPMC in Ireland for the past six years, Beirne will now focus on capital projects, partnerships, acquisitions, and financial and administrative integration across UPMC’s overseas operations, currently in Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan and China.  

Beirne’s managing director position in Ireland is being filled by Eamonn Fitzgerald, who had served as vice president for health services in that country. Fitzgerald, now a senior vice president, joined UPMC in 2021, after more than 30 years of experience in the Irish health care industry. 

Eamonn Fitzgerald

Under the leadership of Beirne and Fitzgerald, UPMC in Ireland has grown to encompass three hospitals and two cancer centers, serving both private and public patients, as well as concussion, sports medicine, orthopaedic and other service lines that are integrated with UPMC’s multinational network.  

In Italy, veteran finance and health care leader Riccardo Manca has been appointed chief executive officer of UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, where he will be responsible for defining the hospital’s strategic direction and launching new services and clinical programs. 

Manca most recently served as group general manager of Lifebrain, an Italian leader in the clinical laboratory and diagnostics industry, and before that was chief financial officer at Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, a private hospital company with more than 18 facilities and 15,000 employees.   

“These leadership changes position UPMC International to build upon our impressive track record of growth, even during economically challenging times,” said Chuck Bogosta, president of UPMC International. “As we continue developing our strong team of leaders able to work across borders and cultures, we can bring UPMC’s clinical expertise to more patients around the world.”