Luka Modrić has been named the global ambassador of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital
Today, in the premises of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, a contract which continues the multi-year successful cooperation of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and the Croatian Football Federation has been signed. The contract was signed by Mr. Marijan Kustić, president of the 'Croatian Football Federation and Prof. Igor Borić, M.D., Ph.D., director of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.
On that occasion, Luka Modrić, the captain of the Croatia national football team, became the global ambassador of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, and the President of the Board of Directors of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D., presented him with a statue and a silver badge of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.
According to many, Luka Modrić is the best midfielder of all time. 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 the first and only football player in history to win all four mentioned awards in the same year.
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital is a Europan center of excellence in the field of personalized medicine, the official hospital of the Croatian Football Federation and Croatian Olympic Committee, which in the field of science closely cooperates with the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) and with the famous American Mayo Clinic. Recently, 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, St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic and ISABS, organized one of the world's leading scientific events in the field of personalized medicine. More than 6,000 scientists and 800 lecturers, including eight Nobel Prize Laureates, participated in the previous congresses.
In cooperation with the 'Croatian Football Federation, physicians and scientists of the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital launched a number of globally recognized projects, among which the "Croatian model for the prevention of sudden cardiac death" is entirely based on the concept of personalized medicine.