Pediatrix Acquires Louisiana Neonatal Practice

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--()--Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE: PDX) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a neonatal physician practice based in Hammond, Louisiana.

The practice staffs the Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at North Oaks Medical Center, which has annual patient volume in excess of 3,500 patient days.

Pediatrix paid cash for the practice and expects that it will contribute to the Companys earnings immediately. No additional terms were disclosed.

During 2008, Pediatrix has completed 12 physician group practice acquisitions, including four neonatal groups, three maternal-fetal medicine group practices, three pediatric cardiology practices and two anesthesia practices.

About Pediatrix

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. is the nations leading provider of neonatal, maternal-fetal and pediatric physician subspecialty services and recently expanded to include anesthesiology services. Pediatrix physicians and advanced practitioners are reshaping the delivery of care within the maternal-fetal, neonatal intensive care and pediatric cardiology subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. Founded in 1979, its neonatal physicians provide services at more than 250 neonatal intensive care units, and in many markets they collaborate with affiliated maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology physician subspecialists and pediatric intensivists to provide a clinical care continuum. Combined, Pediatrix and its affiliated professional corporations employ more than 1,200 physicians in 32 states and Puerto Rico. Pediatrix is also the nations largest provider of newborn hearing screens. Additional information is available at www.pediatrix.com.

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Contacts

Bob Kneeley, 954-384-0175, x-5300
Director, Investor Relations
bob_kneeley@pediatrix.com

Contacts

Bob Kneeley, 954-384-0175, x-5300
Director, Investor Relations
bob_kneeley@pediatrix.com