FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), today announced its affiliation with Northern Indiana Neonatal Associates, P.C., a private neonatology practice based in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Founded in 1998, Northern Indiana Neonatal Associates (NINA) is a well-established group that has provided neonatology services in Northeast Indiana for more than 20 years. Comprising six physicians, the practice provides neonatal services at Dupont Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and Marion General Hospital. In 2014, NINA was the first practice in the Tri-State area to implement therapeutic cooling for newborn hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Additionally, several practice members actively collaborate with the Indiana State Department of Health on infant mortality reduction initiatives.
“The decision to partner with MEDNAX was easy,” said James Cameron, MD, FAAP, who will serve as medical director. “The knowledge, strength and depth MEDNAX offers will help our group meet the daily and long-term challenges every neonatology practice faces in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Our physicians are longtime residents with more than 100 years of combined clinical practice experience in Fort Wayne. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and advance our efforts to reduce infant mortality.”
This affiliation adds to the services MEDNAX provides in Indiana through its network of affiliated physicians across multiple specialties, including anesthesiology, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, newborn hearing screen and radiology.
MEDNAX’s affiliated physician practices provide neonatal services in more than 400 NICUs across 36 states and 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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