FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 12, 2018--
Inc. (NYSE:MD), the nation’s largest provider of newborn hearing
screen services, has launched the MEDNAX Audiology Institute, which will
promote innovation and collaboration across all aspects of pediatric
hearing loss – early detection, diagnosis and treatment – as well as
quality and access to care. With more than 25 years of success providing
newborn hearing screens, and built upon a well-established
infrastructure that supports research, education, quality and safety
initiatives, MEDNAX is uniquely positioned to explore opportunities to
improve each phase of care for children with hearing loss.
Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., a MEDNAX subsidiary, is the nation’s
largest provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty
services. Through the Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screen Program, MEDNAX
screens more than 850,000 newborns in over 30 states and over 430
hospitals annually. To date, the program has screened more than seven
million babies nationwide.
The development of the MEDNAX Audiology Institute was fueled not only by
MEDNAX’s hearing screen success, but the need for a more comprehensive,
collaborative and integrated approach to advance the treatment of
pediatric hearing loss. Early identification and timely audiology
assessment provides a crucial opportunity for infants to receive prompt
intervention, which can dramatically increase their quality of life.
“We look forward to partnering with organizations that have a shared
passion for leading improvements along the pediatric hearing loss care
continuum,” said Jillian Gerstenberger, AuD, MBA, Associate Director of
Research, Education, Quality & Safety for Hearing Screen/Clinical
Manager, Newborn Hearing Screen Program. “As we address the current
challenges impacting the field of pediatric hearing health, we look to
enhance the future of care through collaborations with other likeminded
organizations, leveraging telehealth, precision medicine and artificial
intelligence to continue driving improvements in early identification,
diagnosis and intervention for all patients.”
For more information on the MEDNAX Audiology Institute or to discuss
partnership opportunities, please contact Jillian Gerstenberger.
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
4,100 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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