US healthcare provider AdventHealth and Enterprise Ireland enter into strategic partnership agreement

17th October 2019

AdventHealth
Photo Caption: (Seated) Stephen Creaner, Enterprise Ireland and Terry Owen, AdventHealth
(Standing) Rick Wassel, AdventHealth and Minister Pat Breen TD

A partnership agreement between Enterprise Ireland and AdventHealth, a leading US healthcare provider headquartered in Florida, was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen TD during the Enterprise Ireland Med in Ireland 2019 Medical Technologies Conference.

AdventHealth is one of the largest nonprofit hospital groups in the United States, caring for more than five million patients per year. AdventHealth operates more than 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care centers in nine states.

The AdventHealth partnership is a market-led initiative, co-ordinated by Enterprise Ireland to allow Irish companies direct access to key market leaders in the US. As a result, companies will have access to clinicians and key decision makers in a major health network, which will provide valuable insights in the products and services that are required to meet market demand in the future.

Through the partnership, AdventHealth will be able to connect with international companies across sectors including medical devices, diagnostics, health care services, and software and information technologies. AdventHealth is seeking companies focused on improving outcomes, lowering costs, and improving quality of care and will work with Enterprise Ireland and their clients to develop and commercialize new medical technologies, secure joint ventures and provide platforms to integrate with US healthcare companies.

Witnessing the partnership signing, Minister Breen said: “The partnership agreed today between AdventHealth and Enterprise Ireland will give Irish medical technologies and healthcare companies the opportunity to supply innovative products and services to one of the leading healthcare providers in the US. Having a world class healthcare provider such as AdventHealth enter into this strategic alliance is a great endorsement of what Ireland has to offer in healthcare provision and medical technology.”

“As a national organisation focused on providing world-class health care, AdventHealth has partnered with U.S. businesses of all sizes to find solutions to our greatest opportunities,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “Working with Enterprise Ireland allows us to search for healthcare innovators on a global scale and find the most innovative solutions to improve our patients’ health and wellbeing.”

Signing the agreement between Enterprise Ireland and AdventHealth, Stephen Creaner, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland said: “The agreement signed today will prove very beneficial to Irish companies looking to gain a deeper understanding and access to the US health system. AdventHealth is a global leader in best practice of improving patient experiences and we are delighted to officially enter into this strategic alliance which will ultimately improve the efficiency of bringing new Irish technologies, products and services to benefit patients in the US, while further confirming Ireland’s status as a global leader in healthcare solutions.”

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About Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish State agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth and regional development, and help create and sustain employment in Ireland.
www.enterprise-ireland.com

About AdventHealth

Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health, AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the United States, caring for more than two million patient visits per year in metro Orlando alone. AdventHealth operates more than 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States.

AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neuroscience, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.

The AdventHealth Research Institute has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress. AdventHealth Orlando is also home to the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes and the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.

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For further information, please contact:

Nicola Corboy

Press & Media Relations

Enterprise Ireland

Nicola Corboy

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