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MEDNAX Announces Acquisition of Anesthesiology Practice in Virginia

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2016-- MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), today announced the acquisition of West End Anesthesia Group, Inc., a private physician group practice based in Richmond, Va. as well as its related entities, Hanover Anesthesia Group, Inc. and West End Anesthesia Group, LLC.

Together the entities employ 94 full-time clinicians (25 anesthesiologists and 69 anesthetists) who provide anesthesia services including general anesthesia, cardiac, endoscopic, orthopedic, obstetric and gynecologic, neurologic, pediatric and vascular.

West End Anesthesia Group was established in 1969 and provides exclusive anesthesia services to St. Mary’s Hospital, a 391 bed community hospital and Memorial Regional Medical Center, a 234 bed community hospital. Both are part of the Bon Secours Virginia Health System, which is the largest faith-based health system in the state. MEDNAX provides neonatology services at both of these hospitals as well as at St. Francis Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital, also part of the Bon Secours Health System. The practice also provides anesthesia services to the Virginia Endoscopy Group in Midlothian and Richmond.

“Our group is truly ingrained within this community, so it was important for us to partner with an organization that would further strengthen relationships with our staff, hospitals and most importantly, our patients who expect and deserve the highest level of care,” said Joshua Weiss, M.D., who will serve as medical director for the practice. “As the healthcare industry becomes more and more complex, we know that we need MEDNAX’s infrastructure, standardized access to quality metrics as well as their research, education, quality and safety initiatives to ensure we are meeting and exceeding all of our stakeholders’ expectations.”

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 medical group 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 3,275 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

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Source: MEDNAX, Inc.

Charles Lynch, 954-384-0175, x 5692
Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations