FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD), today announced the acquisition of Children’s Eye Care, LLC, a private pediatric ophthalmology practice based in Kirkland, Wash.
Children’s Eye Care was established in 2008 and employs two ophthalmologists, one optometrist and eight full-time non-clinical associates. The practice provides pediatric eye care, full surgical services and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) evaluation and treatment, including laser ablation and Avastin® therapy. It also offers an on-site optical shop. Children’s Eye Care has one patient office and provides services to four regional hospitals, including Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill and Issaquah Campuses, Valley Medical Center and EvergreenHealth.
“Given the changing medical environment, partnering with the MEDNAX national network will allow us to expand while focusing more on caring for patients and less on administrative functions,” said Krista Heidar, M.D., who will serve as medical director for the practice.
This acquisition adds to the services MEDNAX provides in Washington through its affiliated network of physicians across multiple specialties, which include maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, newborn hearing screens, obstetric hospitalist, pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care and radiology.
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, three physician group practices have become part of MEDNAX in 2018.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national health solutions partner based in Sunrise, Fla. 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 approximately 4,075 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.
Certain statements and information in this press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to our objectives, plans and strategies, and all statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future. These statements are often characterized by terminology such as “believe”, “hope”, “may”, “anticipate”, “should”, “intend”, “plan”, “will”, “expect”, “estimate”, “project”, “positioned”, “strategy” and similar expressions, and are based on assumptions and assessments made by MEDNAX’s management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and MEDNAX undertakes no duty to update or revise any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments, and business decisions to differ materially from forward-looking statements are described in MEDNAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors”, as well MEDNAX’s current reports on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.