Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2011
First Choice Emergency Room recently donated 120 infrared thermometers to local elementary, middle and high schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin and Houston areas. The Exergen TemporalScanners were delivered to various school nurses near First Choice’s 12 full-service emergency room locations during National Nurses Week in May.
Through ongoing visits to the school nurses, First Choice ER learned of their need for thermometers to take students’ temperatures in a quick, accurate and efficient manner. “We use Exergen TemporalScanners in our emergency rooms and wanted the local school nurses to have access to these thermometers as well. We knew they were unable to purchase the scanners due to budget constraints, but felt the schools would benefit from having the new thermometers,” said Rick Covert, CEO for First Choice Emergency Room. Representatives of the company worked with Exergen Corporation to provide the nurses with professional models of the patented infrared thermometers.
Many of the school nurses said the thermometer would help with special needs students who may not be able to sit still for long periods of time to have their temperature taken. A local Flower Mound, Texas school nurse noted “I can’t believe it. My old thermometer was taped together and I’ve been in desperate need of a new one. Thank you First Choice!”
Exergen Corporation founder and CEO Francesco Pompei, Ph.D. said, “We are pleased that First Choice Emergency Room donated the TemporalScanners to their local schools. School nurses play an essential role in the health of the nation’s children. It is important to equip them with a gentle, noninvasive and accurate method of thermometry. We hope this donation will help the local school nurses detect illnesses like the flu earlier and keep students healthy and in the classroom.”
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 nurses are emergency trained. They offer 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, four in Dallas/Ft Worth and one in Georgetown, patients receive high-quality treatment with minimal wait times.
For more information, locations and hours, visit http://www.FCER.com or call 866-99-FIRST (34778)