Pic Supplied: The new partnership will offer access to a wide variety of equipment and services to Kildare GAA.
Kildare GAA has announced that it partner up with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
It follows after the organisation opened up a sports medicine outreach clinic in Kildare at the Vista Primary Care Building on the Ballymore Eustace Road, Naas, in May.
According to the group, this partnership means that UPMC will work with Kildare GAA 'to offer inter-county players access to top-class care and attention in sports injury and preventative care.'
Commenting on the latest announcement, John Windle, general manager of UPMC Sports Medicine in Ireland, said: "UPMC is proud to become the official healthcare partner of Kildare GAA.
"UPMC is recognised globally as a leader in sports medicine, rehabilitation and orthopaedics and is delighted to be working to find innovative ways to support the well-being of Kildare GAA players on and off the field.
"UPMC has a long tradition of caring for athletes at all levels, in the United States and in Ireland as the official healthcare partner of the GAA and GPA," he said.
Mick Gorman, Chairperson of Kildare GAA, added: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of UPMC as our official healthcare partner. UPMC offer medical services that will assist our medical teams in providing healthcare to our players in line with international best practice in a range of areas.
"This partnership will be hugely beneficial to our intercounty squads and we look forward to working successfully with UPMC."
The new partnership will offer access to a wide variety of equipment and services to Kildare GAA.
These will include:
UPMC is is a $23 billion (around €22.69 Bn) integrated global nonprofit health enterprise.
The group has been in Ireland since 2006; its hospitals include UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, UPMC Aut Even in Kilkenny, and UPMC Kildare in Clane, in addition to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centres in Waterford and Cork and an outpatient facility in Carlow.
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