St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) agreed on further professional and scientific cooperation with the contract signed by HNS president Marijan Kustić and prof. Dr. Igor Borić, director of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.
Luka Modrić, the captain of the Croatian national football team, has also become the global ambassador of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, and the president of the hospital’s Administrative Council, Prof. Ph.D. Dragan Primorac, presented him with a statue and a silver badge of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.
During the 2017/18 season, Luka was declared the best player of the World Cup in Russia, the best player of Europe as chosen by UEFA, the best player of the world in the selection of FIFA (The Best FIFA Men’s Player) and the best player of the world for 2018 in the Ballon d’Or France Football selection.
He is the first Croatian to win the aforementioned awards, and is the first and only football player in history to win all four mentioned awards in the same year.
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital is a European centre of excellence in the field of personalised medicine, an official hospital of the Croatian Football Federation and the Croatian Olympic Committee, which in the field of science closely cooperates with the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) and the famous American Mayo Clinic.
Recently, the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital signed an agreement on strategic cooperation with the largest American health institution, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In June of this year, the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic and ISABS, organised one of the world’s leading scientific events in the field of personalised medicine, and more than 6,000 scientists and 800 lecturers, including eight Nobel Prize winners, participated in the work of the previous congresses.
In cooperation with the HNS, doctors and scientists of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital launched a number of globally recogniSed projects, including the “Croatian model for the prevention of sudden cardiac death”, entirely based on the concept of personalised medicine.