Thirteen Area First Choice Emergency Room Facilities Rebranded as UCHealth Emergency Room

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Colorado First Choice emergency rooms to change their name to UCHealth

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), under its partnership with Adeptus Health has officially rebranded 13 First Choice Emergency Room facilities throughout Colorado Springs, northern Colorado and the Denver Metro area to UCHealth Emergency Room.

“This partnership is designed to improve access to high quality emergency care and enhance the overall continuum of care for patients in Colorado,” said Nils Albert, Area Medical Director, UCHealth Emergency Room.“We are ensuring a seamless transition for our patients and they can expect the same level of care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

UCHealth ERs are located within communities to provide much needed, convenient access to high-quality medical care, and facilities are equipped with a full radiology suite including: CT scanner, digital x-ray, and ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratory capabilities. UCHealth ER facilities are staffed exclusively with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses.

“Providing advanced care, close to home, is UCHealth’s priority, and these emergency facilities enable patients across the Front Range to receive great care in a more convenient way,” said Dr. Richard Zane, UCHealth’s executive director of emergency services and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Patients who visit a UCHealth Emergency Room will have increased access to UCHealth’s broad network of hospitals and nationally recognized physicians.


About University of Colorado Health
University of Colorado Health is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. University of Colorado Health combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

About Adeptus Health Inc.

Adeptus Health Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest and oldest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms. In Texas, Adeptus Health operates First Choice Emergency Room, and in Colorado UCHealth Emergency Room in partnership with University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Together with Dignity Health, the company also owns and operates Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital and freestanding emergency rooms in the Phoenix area. The freestanding facilities are innovative and fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology (CT scanner, ultrasound, and digital X-ray), on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. According to patient feedback collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc., Adeptus Health provides the highest quality emergency medical care and received the 2013 and 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for exceeding the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction nationwide.

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