MELBOURNE, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: FCHS) ("FCHS," "First Choice" or the "Company"), one of the nation's only non-physician-owned, publicly traded healthcare services companies focused on the delivery of total musculoskeletal solutions with an emphasis on Orthopaedics, including spine care and treatment, today announced that Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Kenneth C. Sands, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. has joined the clinical staff at First Choice Medical Group ("FCMG").

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Sands is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery, total hip resurfacing, direct anterior total hip replacement surgery, computer assisted total joint replacement and the Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement surgery.

A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Sands received his undergraduate education from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at State University of New York in Brooklyn; and completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Sands helped develop a nationally recognized total joint center of excellence in Rome, Georgia and served as the medical director. Dr. Sands also served in the United States Army and directed the Adult Joint Reconstruction program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, as well as served on the academic faculty at Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas and as a Director of the Floyd Medical Center Total Joint Center of Excellence.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sands to First Choice Medical Group," stated Kris Jones, Vice President of Medical Operations at First Choice. "Broadly recognized and respected as one of the nation's leading care experts in total joint restoration and replacement, he is a highly valued complement to our world class clinical team; and one who enthusiastically shares our commitment to medical excellence and passion for delivering superior, patient-centric Orthopaedic care and treatment."

Dr. Sands added, "I'm thrilled to be joining the winning team at First Choice and look forward to continuing to provide my patients with smart, personalized and highly effective surgical and non-surgical care -- care that will surely be notably enhanced by the shared experience and specialized expertise of my new colleagues and clinical support team, the superb ancillary and diagnostic resources available on-site at FCMG and the strong support of First Choice's leadership. I'm very excited to be a part of First Choice's future and hope to positively impact its ongoing growth and success."

About First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, First Choice Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) is implementing a defined growth strategy aimed at expanding its network of non-physician-owned medical centers of excellence, which concentrate on treating patients in the following specialties: Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery, Neurology, Interventional Pain Management and related diagnostic and ancillary services in key expansion markets throughout the Southeastern U.S. Serving Florida's Space Coast, the Company's flagship integrated platform currently administers over 100,000 patient visits each year and is comprised of First Choice Medical Group, The B.A.C.K. Center and Crane Creek Surgery Center. For more information, please visit,, and

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