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Pediatrix Acquires South Florida Pediatric Cardiology Practice
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., (NYSE:PDX) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a pediatric cardiology practice based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, that serves patients in communities in northwest Miami-Dade and western Broward counties.

The practice was founded in 2002 by Raul Aguirre, M.D., who has more than 12 years' experience practicing pediatric cardiology in South Florida. Dr. Aguirre's practice provides a range of cardiology services to pediatric patients. The practice also has a thriving referral base from obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists for fetal echocardiography services.

"The more we know about congenital heart defects, the greater the need for fetal echocardiography services," said Raul Aguirre, M.D. "As part of Pediatrix, I believe we have an excellent opportunity to build a recognized program for patients in our communities."

Pediatrix paid cash for the practice, which is expected to contribute immediately to earnings per share.

About Pediatrix

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of neonatal, maternal-fetal and pediatric physician subspecialty services and recently expanded to include anesthesiology services. Pediatrix physicians and advanced practitioners are reshaping the delivery of care within the maternal-fetal, neonatal intensive care and pediatric cardiology subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. Founded in 1979, its neonatal physicians provide services at more than 240 neonatal intensive care units, and in many markets they collaborate with affiliated maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology physician subspecialists and pediatric intensivists to provide a clinical care continuum. Combined, Pediatrix and its affiliated professional corporations employ more than 1,050 physicians in 32 states and Puerto Rico. Pediatrix is also the nation's largest provider of newborn hearing screens. Additional information is available at

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SOURCE: Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., Fort Lauderdale
Bob Kneeley, Director, Investor Relations
954-384-0175, x-5300