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Dr. Cherice Conley Harvey Appointed Managing Physician of Second Pearland Location

Second multispecialty center in Pearland slated to open on March 1

Houston (January 13, 2010) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has appointed Cherice Conley-Harvey, MD, as managing physician of its new multispecialty center at Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland, which is opening on March 1, 2010.

Dr. Conley-Harvey joined Kelsey-Seybold in July 2000 and currently practices at Kelsey-Seybold's Clear Lake-Gemini Clinic. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1997, Dr. Conley-Harvey completed her internship in 1998 at Baylor College of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency at the college.

"Dr. Conley-Harvey is a trusted colleague who will provide valuable leadership for this new clinic, which we are building to serve the fast-growing Pearland community," said Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "In addition to being an outstanding physician, she is highly regarded by her patients and colleagues and has also served in a leadership role with our Medical Standards Committee over the last several years."

The Shadow Creek location will double Kelsey-Seybold's clinical space and expand its medical staff in Pearland. Construction on the 10,000-square-foot facility is underway, which is located within the existing 78,000-square-foot Pearland Medical Building at Shadow Creek Parkway and Texas Highway 288. The new multispecialty center will be located about 3 miles from Kelsey-Seybold's Silverlake Clinic, the current Pearland location which opened in 2000.

The Shadow Creek Ranch location will offer medical care services including Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The center will also provide routine diagnostic and ancillary services, including laboratory, X-ray and ultrasound services. Kelsey-Seybold's original location at Silverlake will continue to offer primary care services for the entire family, with specialists in Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

Pearland is the fastest growing community in the Houston metropolitan area and also ranks 34th in the nation for population growth, according to Forbes magazine.

Kelsey-Seybold and the Pearland Chamber of Commerce plan to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April 2010, and offer additional opportunities for education during the rest of the year.

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 850 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 40 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65+ medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for eight consecutive years.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic achieved a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 91. NPS is the global standard for measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. An NPS score of 70 or higher is considered by industry experts to be "world class" and an indicator of overwhelming customer loyalty.

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