St. Catherine Hospital has become the official hospital of Croatian Olympic Committee

The president of the Croatian Olympic Committee dr. Zlatko Mateša announced today that the St. Catherine Hospital has become the first official hospital of the Croatian Olympic Committee in its history. Some of the most famous sportsman including Janica Kostelić (four-time Olympic gold medalist in alpine ski), Dubravko Šimenc (Olympic gold and silver medalist in water polo), Franjo Arapović (Olympic silver medalist in basketball), Damir Škaro (Olympic bronze medalist in boxing), Zoran Primorac (Olympic silver medalist in table tennis), Željko Mavrović (former European boxing champion) and many others, attended the ceremony of signing the contract between Croatian Olympic Committee and St. Catherine Hospital.

Mrs. Kostelić emphasized exemplary service provided by the hospital staff that directly helped her in achieving sport results while Mr. Dubravko Šimenc highlighted outstanding cordiality and a unique approach by St. Catherine’s physicians during diagnostic and treatment procedures.

According to the quality of services, St. Catherine hospital can be compared with the leading U.S. hospitals said Dr. Zlatko Mateša, the president of the Croatian Olympic Committee

Furthermore, the President of the Board of Trustees of the St. Catherine hospital and former minister of science, education and sports of the Republic of Croatia Professor Dragan Primorac emphasized that the hospital is already official hospital of the Croatian Football Federation and many other sports clubs in and outside of Croatia and that the hospital staff will do all possible in order to provide the best diagnostics, treatments and physical medicine and rehabilitation for all who are in need of medical help.

St. Catherine Hospital is the European centre of excellence and a member of the prestigious group “The Leading Hospitals of The World”. The hospital is a teaching hospital of the Medical Faculty of the Universities of Split, Osijek and Rijeka and of the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb.  The concept of integral healthcare (where expert teams of radiology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, internal medicine, anaesthesiology, neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, take a multidisciplinary approach, using the newest equipment and the latest treatment options, providing superior diagnostics in one place, the best treatment options and individualised rehabilitation protocols) is what underlines the uniqueness of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. Due to that strategy, many of the top-level athletes from different sports have been diagnosed or treated at the hospital, including: Garry Kasparov (former World Chess Champion), Marin Čilić (US Open 2014 Winner), Gordan Giriček (NBA player: Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Utal Jazz), Bojan Bogdanović (NBA player: Brooklyn Nets), Mario Mandžukić (football player: Juventus, Italy and Croatian National Soccer Team), Luka Modrić (football player: Real Madrid, Spain and Croatian National Soccer Team),  Mario Mandžukić (football player: Juventus, Italy and Croatian National Soccer Team), Ivan Rakitić (football player: Barcelona, Spain and Croatian National Soccer Team),  Ivica Olić (football player: Wolfsburg, Germany and Croatian National Soccer Team), Ivica Kostelić (former World Cup alpine ski racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist),  Janica Kostelić (former World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist), Blanka Vlašić (a high jump indoor World Champion), Niko Kranjčar (football player: Queens Park Rangers and Croatian National Soccer Team), Ivano Balić (one of the best handball players of all time.), Mirko Filipović (K-1 World Champion), and many others.

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