ISMETT is an institute for scientific-based care and research (IRCCS) in the fields of end-stage organ failure treatment and research. A transplant center of excellence and a reference hospital for the entire Mediterranean area, ISMETT is involved in important research projects designed to provide patients with the most advanced therapies for end-stage vital organ failure.
An example of innovative and efficient clinical management, ISMETT was created through an international partnership between the Region of Sicily and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). In June 2017 the Ri.MED Foundation, established by the President of the Council of Ministers, entered the governance of ISMETT IRCCS. The goal of the Ri.MED Foundation is to promote, support and lead biomedical and biotechnological research projects.
The collaboration with UPMC, a leading institution in the field of organ transplantation, brought to Palermo the expertise and professionalism of its worldwide-renowned hospitals, research centers, and universities.
ISMETT is the first hospital in southern Italy to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, considered one of the most advanced accreditation systems to assess the quality and safety of hospital facilities. JCI accreditation confirms ISMETT’s top standards of patient care and patient safety, and its commitment to continual improvement of clinical outcomes, management, reception, and training programs that every year involve hundreds of nurses, physicians, technicians, and administrative employees.
Since December 2013, ISMETT has been part of a network of hospitals that pay special attention to the specific needs of women, and received the “Pink Award” in 2014-2015 and 2016-2017.