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Houston Wellness Association Worksite Wellness Conference

Houston (September 21, 2007) – Dr. Robert Dickinson, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic medical director for Wellness, discusses the importance of wellness in the workplace during a Houston Wellness Association (HWA) press conference. Dr. Dickinson is Kelsey-Seybold's representative to the HWA – a partnership of public- and private-sector organizations committed to promoting wellness throughout greater Houston.

Dr. Dickinson (at podium) and Dr. Spencer Berthelsen (second from right), Chairman of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board of Directors, joined Houston Mayor Bill White (far right), executives of CIGNA HealthCare, Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale and other local business leaders to announce plans for a November 16 Worksite Wellness Conference to be held at Minute Maid Park. The day-long conference will focus on implementing wellness programs in the workplace that maximize employee productivity, decrease absenteeism and ultimately improve the bottom line.

From left to right Dr. Robert Dickinson, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic medical director for Wellness; David Toomey, CIGNA HealthCare South Region president and general manager; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic CEO, Dr. Spencer Berthelsen; and David M. Cordani, CIGNA HealthCare president.

Hear an interview with Dr. Dickinson about the Worksite Wellness Conference on the KUHF/Houston Public Radio Web site. Learn more about the HWA.

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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