James D. Swift, M.D. Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Curtis B. Pickert, M.D. Appointed Chief Physician Executive
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 18, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD) today announced two appointments to further strengthen its operating and clinical leadership. The Company named James D. Swift, M.D. as Chief Operating Officer and Curtis B. Pickert, M.D. as Chief Physician Executive. Both Drs. Swift and Pickert have been with the Company for over a decade and have held expanding leadership roles over that time.
"Jim and Curt are invaluable physician leaders who have strengthened Pediatrix for many years," said Mark S. Ordan, Chief Executive Officer of Mednax. "Their new elevated roles underscore our commitments both to the highest quality patient care possible and to thoughtful, strategic operational support and growth."
Dr. Swift joined Mednax in 2009 and most recently served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Previously, he served as Regional President of the South Central Region for Pediatrix. Dr. Swift received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and his fellowship in pediatric critical care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Dr. Pickert joined Mednax in 2009 and most recently served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Clinical Services Division. Previously, he served as President of the Clinical Services Division, Chief Medical Officer of the Western Division, and Vice President, South Central Region for the Company’s Pediatrix Division. Dr. Pickert earned his medical degree and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas (Kansas City and Wichita). He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine.
Mednax, Inc. is a national medical group comprised of the nation’s leading providers of physician services practicing under the Pediatrix® brand. 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 18 pediatric subspecialties, as well as a newly expanded area of primary and urgent care clinics. The group’s high-quality, evidence-based care is bolstered by investments in research, education, quality-improvement and safety initiatives. The company was founded in 1979 as a single affiliated neonatology practice and today provides its highly focused and often critical care services through more than 4,700 affiliated physicians and other clinicians in 38 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Pediatrix, visit www.pediatrix.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and the Pediatrix blog. Mednax investment information can be found at www.mednax.com/investors.
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