Liver transplantation is among several specialized clinical services that soon will be available in Sicily and southern Italy, thanks to a new joint venture.
The project meshes the resources of the Italian government, two hospitals in Palermo, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in building the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies. Officials recently broke ground for a 72-bed facility, planned for completion in 2001, for the institute, which is temporarily housed in a renovated section of Civico Hospital in Palermo.
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