Mobile App for Nationwide, GPS-Enabled ER Locator Released

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 General News J E 4

HOUSTON and DALLAS, March 29 Keeping pace with today's technology, First Choice Emergency Room has released "Emergency - First Choice ER, Version 1.2."

The application is packed full of useful medical information for consumers and comes with the ability to keep track of important personal medical information. The iPhone's capabilities for emergencies went as far as receiving publicity by an earthquake survivor in Haiti attributing his survival to its technology.

"This application will enable iPhone users to have essential medical information available at their fingertips during the most critical of times," said Rick Covert, COO at First Choice ER. "Our hope is to make further use of available technologies, extending care beyond our emergency rooms and into the living rooms, workplaces, and daily lives of those who depend upon us most," he added.

The application will enable consumers to locate the nearest emergency room or hospital, using the GPS-enabled Apple iPhone device. It also includes a database of information relevant to a multitude of both everyday and urgent care situations. Consumers can find everything from how to provide instant care for wounds and stings to how to perform CPR.

The application also provides consumers with a central place to store information such as the name of their primary care physician, what medications they are taking, and any allergies they might have. This information is critical to getting necessary care administered in a timely manner, ensuring the health of the patient.

The application is free and available for download through Apple iTunes and the App Store via the iPhone by searching for "First Choice."

About First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice ER facilities are freestanding, fully equipped emergency rooms. All physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, and all FCER nurses are emergency trained. It offers an innovative concept in the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies, both major and minor. With seven locations in the Houston area, three in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and two more planned to open in Georgetown and Murphy in 2010, patients receive high-quality treatment with minimal wait times.

For more information, locations and hours, visit or call toll-free 866-99-FIRST (34778).

SOURCE First Choice Emergency Room


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