FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), today announced the acquisition of Pediatric Cardiology Associates, PC, a private physician group practice based in Fairfax, Va.
Pediatric Cardiology Associates, established in 1987, was the first full-time pediatric cardiology practice in Northern Virginia as well as the first to receive accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The practice provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care covering diagnosis and treatment of fetuses, infants and children, as well as adults with congenital heart disease. Services include echocardiography, cardiac catheterizations, stress tests and event monitoring.
The practice employs six physicians and four sonographers that provide services to 10 office-based locations and eight hospitals in Northern Virginia and Maryland, including Inova Fairfax Hospital, an 833-bed, nationally recognized regional medical center serving the Washington, DC, metro area.
“We chose to join MEDNAX because of the support and infrastructure that comes with being part of a national medical group. We are comfortable knowing we will have clinical autonomy but be relieved of some of the regulatory and reimbursement responsibilities that have become so complex in today’s healthcare environment,” said Sharon Karr, M.D., who will serve as medical director for the practice. “In addition, MEDNAX’s research, education and quality initiatives will give us the opportunity to engage with other pediatric subspecialty groups and strengthen the continuum of care we offer to our patients.”
This acquisition adds to the services MEDNAX provides in the Northern Virginia and Maryland markets across multiple specialties which include anesthesiology, maternal-fetal, neonatology, pediatric intensive care, pediatric hospitalist, cardiology, audiology, hearing screen and radiology services.
This was a cash transaction, and it is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. No additional terms of the transaction were disclosed.
With this acquisition, eight physician group practices have become part of MEDNAX in 2016.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national health solutions partner comprised of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research and telemedicine to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. The Company was founded in 1979, and today, through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX provides services through a network of more than 3,400 physicians in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to healthcare facilities and physicians in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a revenue cycle management company and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.
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