The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Since its founding in 1990, The National Committee for Quality Assurance
has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.
Certification through the NCQA is achieved as the result of a comprehensive, individualized review process that verifies a physician's adherence to national standards of excellence in caring for patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Of the more than 100 physicians in Texas who have earned NCQA diabetes certification
, Kelsey-Seybold's 72 doctors represent the most for any health care provider in the state. Read more.
In addition, Kelsey-Seybold physicians have been recognized for providing outstanding cardiovascular and stroke care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.
Kelsey-Seybold physicians account for nearly half of all NCQA-recognized heart/stroke physicians in the state of Texas. Read more.
Patients and their family members can be reassured that they are under the high-quality care of a NCQA-certified physician who has been reviewed for adherence to quality standards.
We have had an unwavering commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of conduct in our business practices. Accreditation by AAAHC is proof of this commitment, and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.
All Kelsey-Seybold providers meet and exceed the standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
This means that our credentialed staff, affiliate and ancillary providers all have primary license verification, background checks through the National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and are privileged through both hospital and clinic review.
All of our physicians have completed a medical degree at an accredited university and are licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's policy is to consider only physician candidates who have completed a U.S. residency program and are board-certified or board-qualified in their respective medical specialties.
American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
Kelsey-Seybold's Cancer Center is the nation's first freestanding cancer program to receive the prestigious American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
commended accreditation. It is the only freestanding Cancer Program in the nation approved with multiple commendations by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
For the Patient and Community, the quality standards established by the CoC for cancer programs ensure:
- Comprehensive care including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment;
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best available treatment options;
- Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options;
- Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services;
- A cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up;
- Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care; and
- Quality care, close to home