FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE: MD) today announced that its board of directors has elected James D. Swift, M.D., the Company’s chief executive officer, as a director effective March 8, 2023. This appointment fills a seat previously held by Roger J. Medel, M.D.
“Jim’s election follows his recent appointment as chief executive officer,” said Mark S. Ordan, executive chair of Pediatrix Medical Group. “On behalf of the Board, I also want to honor Roger, a co-founder of Pediatrix, for all he has done for the Company and for millions of women, babies and children through his decades-long commitment to Take Great Care of the Patient.”
ABOUT PEDIATRIX MEDICAL GROUP
Pediatrix® Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE:MD) is the nation’s leading provider of physician services. Pediatrix-affiliated clinicians are committed to providing coordinated, compassionate and clinically excellent services to women, babies and children across the continuum of care, both in hospital settings and office-based practices. Specialties include obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology complemented by more than 20 pediatric subspecialties, as well as pediatric primary and urgent care clinics. The group’s high-quality, evidence-based care is bolstered by significant investments in research, education, quality-improvement and safety initiatives. The physician-led company was founded in 1979 as a single neonatology practice and today provides its highly specialized and often critical care services through more than 5,000 affiliated physicians and other clinicians in 37 states. To learn more about Pediatrix, visit www.pediatrix.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and the Pediatrix blog. Investment information can be found at www.pediatrix.com/investors.
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