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Background & History

Physician and nurse care for premature baby

Founded and built by physicians, Pediatrix and its affiliates continue to grow and evolve while maintaining our commitment to patient care. Below, we briefly review the history of the organization.

1979   Pediatrix Medical Group was founded as a single neonatology group

1991  Pediatrix opens its first pediatric cardiology practice and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), both in South Florida 

1994   Pediatrix launches its newborn hearing screen program

1995   Pediatrix completes its initial public offering

1996   Electronic medical record system and clinical data warehouse was introduced to bolster research, education and quality improvement initiatives

1997   Pediatrix began providing maternal-fetal medicine physician services through Obstetrix Medical Group

1998   Formalized Center for Research and Education was launched

2000   Pediatrix University, a free online CME/CNE resource for the maternal-fetal-newborn community, was launched 

2001   Continuous quality improvement program was launched

2004  Pediatrix celebrates 25 years of patient care

2007  Pediatrix completed its first anesthesia practice acquisition, establishing a new unit, American Anesthesiology

2009  100,000 Babies Campaign launched to improve the delivery of neonatal care to 100,000 babies over a three year period

2011   To help facilitate and promote research efforts, the CREQ established a Research Advisory Committee to provide research oversight and support

2013 Pediatrix expands presence with third pediatric surgery practice

2014 Pediatrix celebrates 35 years of successful hospital partnerships



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