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March 9, 2013
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Breckenridge-based doctor has hand in Colo. Springs ER

Colorado Springs became the 17th First Choice Emergency Room location nationwide and first in Colorado this week. First Choice Emergency Room is the nation's largest and oldest freestanding emergency room system. First Choice facilities are freestanding, fully equipped emergency rooms with state of the art diagnostic technology, including CT scanners, ultrasound, digital x-rays and on-site labs. All First Choice Emergency Room locations are exclusively staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and emergency trained registered nurses.

Dr. Andrew Kosmowski, a doctor based in Breckenridge, was named the medical director of the Colorado Springs facility. Kosmowski, previously a doctor in the military, works locum tenens in various facilities throughout Summit County and Colorado.

"We are very pleased to open the first facility in Colorado today," Kosmowski said. "We are looking forward to serving the Colorado Springs community and providing our patients with the highest quality emergency medical care."

In honor of the grand opening, First Choice Emergency Room hosted a ribbon cutting with the Colorado Springs Business Alliance and a medical community open house. First Choice Emergency Room also made a $5,000 donation to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.

"Care and Share is honored to receive this gift and partner with First Choice ER in meeting the needs of those in our community who are at risk of hunger," said Lynne Telford, president and CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "This gift of $5,000 will allow us to provide more than 40,000 meals throughout southern Colorado."

For more information about First Choice Emergency and the Colorado Springs facility, visit www.fcer.com.

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