Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC)
Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) is Ireland’s first patient-focused academic healthcare centre incorporating Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, and the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science.
Established in 2007, the DAMC is pursuing the immediate goals of integrating research & education activities across the three institutions and creating joint clinical departments across both hospital sites. The DAMC is led by Chief Academic Officer, Professor William G. Powderly who chairs the DAMC Medical Executive.
The mission of Dublin Academic Medical Centre is to improve the health of patients and the general population, and provide excellent training to healthcare professionals, by purposefully linking treatment, teaching and research capability.
The DAMC aims to:
- Be nationally recognized as the medical centre that best prepares healthcare professionals for their respective roles.
- Be a healthcare provider of choice by delivering the highest levels of patient satisfaction and cost-effective care.
- Be nationally recognized for having the highest levels of patient safety
- Be nationally recognized for consistently integrating best practices and assimilating the most current medical knowledge into the care we provide.
- Be nationally recognized as leaders in selected areas of biomedical and translational research and internationally recognized in at least one area.
- Make unique and valuable contributions to the understanding of disease and the promotion of health through research in fundamental biomedical, clinical and public health sciences.
- Develop strong linkages with State policy makers and agencies to become a critical resource in the formation of health policy.
DAMC is governed by a Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Mr Thomas Lynch with representation from each of the three parent institutions.