Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
HEB honors Taylor Tuttle for completing Kelsey-Seybold's "Weigh to Go!" program
Houston (April 16, 2007) – Winell Herron, Group Vice President for Public Affairs and Diversity at H-E-B, presents Kelsey-Seybold Clinic patient Taylor Tuttle, 13, with $200 in gift cards in recognition of her achievements at embracing a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to do the same. With family support and changes in diet and exercise, Taylor, a seventh grader at Holub Middle School in the Alief Independent School District, lost 30 pounds through Kelsey-Seybold’s “Weigh to Go!” program, which provides helpful tips and handouts on weight reduction for kids and parents. Taylor received support from Kelsey-Seybold Pediatrician Susan Sponenberg, M.D., and her mother, Carnella Gray.
In 2005, Carnella took Taylor for her annual check-up with Dr. Sponenberg, who informed Taylor that she was a borderline diabetic and enrolled her in “Weigh to Go!” When asked about her advice to other kids who are overweight, Taylor says, “Just eat healthy and stay fit by exercising—and don’t give up.” Her weight loss story was featured in the Winter 2007 issue of Kelsey-Seybold’s Healthy Living magazine.
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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