The Rizzoli-Sicilia Department

External facade of Villa Santa Teresa in Bagheria, location of the Rizzoli-Sicilia DepartmentOn October 4th, 2011, the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute signed an agreement with the Health Department of the Sicilian Region. The agreement provides the implementation of an orthopedic and rehabilitative department in Bagheria, in the province of Palermo, with the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in charge of its management.

The Rizzoli-Sicilia Department, located within the facilities of Villa Santa Teresa in Bagheria, has thus been operating its outpatient activities since February 2012. Hospitalizations and surgical activities have started in April 2012.

Organization of the Rizzoli-Sicilia Department

The Rizzoli-Sicilia Department is one of the departments constituting the organization of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute activity. The director of the Department is Giovanni Pignatti MD.

The Rizzoli-Sicilia Department is developed along three “lines”: healthcare/medical, assistential and administrative. For every “line”, a person in charge has been appointed:

  • Healthcare Medical Head: the Healthcare Medical Director of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
  • Assistential Head: Patrizia Taddia, Director of the Nursing, Technical and Rehabilitative Assistance Service of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
  • Administrative Head: Paola Proia, email:

The Rizzoli-Sicilia Department consists of several operative units.

Administrative support services at IOR

The activities concerning goods and services, staff recruitment, and so forth, are performed by the dedicated administrative units of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. Some of the most important information sections are reported below:

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