FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), today announced its affiliation with Georgia Neonatology, LLC, a private neonatology practice based in Athens, Ga.
Georgia Neonatology has provided neonatology services to Piedmont Healthcare’s Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center location since 2013. The practice specializes in neonatal care for pre-term newborns and critically ill babies. Under the leadership of Atul Khurana, M.D., who serves as medical director, the Piedmont Athens Regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was upgraded to a state-of-the-art Level III facility with 20 full-time beds and six overflow beds. Within the Piedmont Healthcare system, MEDNAX now services five of the eight NICUs through its network of affiliated physicians.
“As a leader in the neonatal field for 40 years, the MEDNAX national network offers a wealth of resources that our practice will greatly benefit from, including their proprietary electronic health record, which will enhance our clinical systems,” said Dr. Khurana. “MEDNAX will provide the support needed to further grow the practice while allowing us to collaborate with colleagues nationwide to provide premier neonatal care.”
This affiliation adds to the services MEDNAX provides in Georgia through its network of affiliated physicians across multiple specialties, including anesthesiology, pain management, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, newborn hearing screen, obstetric hospitalist, pediatric hospitalist and radiology.
MEDNAX is affiliated with more than 400 NICUs across 36 states plus Puerto Rico.
This was a cash transaction and it is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. No additional terms of the transaction were disclosed.
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 more than 4,200 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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