Health Care Providers Increase Access to Meet Northwest Growth
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic opens new medical and diagnostic center, drive-through pharmacy
Houston (April 30, 2008) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic recently ushered in its newest location to meet the demand for medical services in Houston's booming northwest suburbs. On April 7, the group opened its latest "medical office of the future," Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at The Vintage. The 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic facility and pharmacy is located between Cypresswood and Louetta off of Highway 249.
"Kelsey-Seybold's leadership and physicians planned the construction from the ground up with local families' and individuals' health care needs in mind," said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., chairman, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board of Directors. "Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at The Vintage continues our tradition of providing quality health care and services in a convenient, one-stop environment."
Patients of the new clinic can receive comprehensive multi-specialty care with more than 20 physicians complemented by services including on-site digital X-ray and mammography services, laboratory, bone density (DEXA) scanning, ultrasound, graded exercise treadmill testing, plus, all under one roof. The facility will also feature a new electronic medical record system, a pharmacy with drive-through, as well as an adjacent 12,000-square-foot St. Luke's Community Emergency Center (CEC) providing patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The CEC, which opened in April will be staffed by St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Emergency Room physicians and medical personnel.
Harrell Architects designed The Vintage Clinic, which is larger and replaces Kelsey-Seybold's current northwest location inside the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital's medical building. The Willowbrook Clinic closed its doors at noon on Friday, April 4, in preparation for the move to The Vintage Clinic. Physicians, staff and all contact phone numbers have already transferred to the new facility, so patients should not experience any change in reaching their medical team for appointments or questions.
The new building at The Vintage also reflects many of the amenities and architecture of Kelsey-Seybold's flagship, the Main Campus Clinic, near the Texas Medical Center. The state-of-the-art medical facility offers patients the assurance of Kelsey-Seybold's team of experienced physicians in a comfortable environment of spacious waiting areas, generous natural lighting and modern décor.
"We understand that today's busy family wants convenience as well as high quality, so offering services that cater to health and busy schedules is key. Our new center is a great enhancement to the level of care that our patients have come to trust and expect from Kelsey-Seybold physicians," said Berthelsen. "Our team of dedicated doctors enjoys serving our patients and is committed to delivering compassionate care to families in and around northwest Houston."
The Vintage Clinic sits within The Vintage, a master-planned development, and features an H-E-B Vintage Market, single-family and apartment homes, and an open-air shopping center modeled after Uptown Park in the Galleria area.
The new clinic takes its place as the third addition to Kelsey-Seybold's northwest region. Last fall, Kelsey-Seybold opened its nearby Cypress Clinic on 1960 West at Highway 290, and in 2006 and 2007 opened the Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Cancer Center, respectively.