Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (December 30, 2016) – On Weds., Dec. 7, 2016, Kelsey-Seybold employees who had reached a milestone year in their careers at the clinic were invited to attend a loyalty luncheon, held annually to celebrate committed service to the clinic and patients in the Greater Houston area. One honoree in particular stood out – Donald Owens, M.D., F.A.C.P., dermatologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Tanglewood. According to clinic records, Dr. Owens is the first employee to serve with 50-years of continuous employment with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
“Many of our employees reach milestone years in their careers – our organization thrives because of our pool of experienced personnel, both administratively and clinically,” said Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M., Chairman of the Board, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Dr. Owens has proudly served our organization and patients for 50 years as an excellent dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He began with us in 1966 and retired in July of 2016. We thank Dr. Owens for his loyalty to this organization and to our patients.”
Dr. Owens began at Kelsey-Seybold’s first location on Fannin Street. He was the 35th doctor hired at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr. Owens joined Kelsey-Seybold because of the close mentoring relationship he had developed with Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D., founder of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, during his sophomore year of medical school. The clinic now boasts 20 locations across the Greater Houston area and more than 460 physicians and allied health professionals.
When asked for words of wisdom for others beginning their careers in medicine, Dr. Owens responded: “Enjoy what you’re doing and you’ll never work a day in your life.” He sums up his career and experience at Kelsey-Seybold with one word, “Wonderful.”
In honor of Dr. Owens’ major accomplishments and his years of service to the clinic, Kelsey-Seybold will dedicate and name a conference room in his honor at the Tanglewood Clinic.
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 650 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 36 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 seven 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 a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.
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