Waterford-based healthcare provider confirms commitment to region with announcement of 60 new jobs
A leading global provider of healthcare which operates a private clinic in Wateford has today announced the creation of 60 new high-end jobs for the South East.
UPMC, a leading integrated healthcare provider and insurer, announced it is establishing the UPMC Global Technology Operations Centre, which will be initially housed in Kilkenny’s MacDonagh Junction.
The roles will be created over the next three years will be developed to support of the companies continuing international expansion and the project is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
UPMC employs more than 475 staff already in Ireland and has a large private clinic in Waterford, the Whitfield Clinic.
Kilkenny was chosen because of its proximity to other key UPMC facilities, including hospitals, cancer centres and an outpatient site in Waterford, Cork, Carlow and Kildare, as well as for the strong tech talent pool in the region, the business-friendly environment, significant presence of major tech companies, and its active innovation community supporting tech start-ups and incubators.
Making the announcement, Ed McCallister, chief information officer of UPMC said: “Our multinational business requires a technology platform that allows us to consistently provide the highest quality care at the lowest cost, regardless of location.
“As we considered locations worldwide that would best meet our needs, Ireland—and its centrally located, multi-cultural workforce—quickly rose to the top,” Mr McCallister added.
To prepare for the opening of its new centre in Kilkenny, UPMC already is hiring network, systems and security engineers, security and privacy analysts and other information technology managers.