Salvator Mundi International Hospital-UPMC and Operations Abroad Worldwide (OAW) recently signed an agreement to admit patients from the United Kingdom to the Rome hospital, in which UPMC is a 50-percent owner.
The aim of the agreement is to provide access to surgical and rehabilitation treatments, including minimally invasive surgeries, that currently involve long waits for U.K. patients within their own National Health Service.
With a presence in 40 countries and 20 years of experience, OAW offers British patients a fixed-price “Total Care Package” that includes diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation and a 12-month aftercare insurance. The primary services sought by these patients include advanced medical and surgical oncology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, general and thoracic surgery, urology and gynecology.
“The Italian health care system is considered one of the best in Europe,” said Ruth Taylor, chief executive officer of OAW. “We have been greatly impressed by Salvator Mundi International Hospital-UPMC and are excited to make this high-quality option available to our patients.”
Dr. Giovanni Vizzini, medical director for the hospital and director of clinical activities for UPMC Italy, also unveiled some hospital renovations, underscoring UPMC’s commitment, with partner Rome International Hospital Management, to providing the best possible care close to home for patients. The hospital now includes a new intensive care unit, hybrid catheterization lab and interventional radiology department.
Salvator Mundi International has about 2,500 admissions annually and performs over 3,000 surgeries and procedures. It offers services that include advanced medical and surgical oncology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, general and thoracic surgery, urology and gynecology, and, with the opening of the recent units, interventional radiology and hemodynamics.