Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (July 23, 2010) – After moving to Houston in 1953 to care for patients with his brother Dr. Mavis Kelsey, Dr. John Kelsey began a long and illustrious career as Department Chief of Gastroenterology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
As the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic grew in stature, Dr. John, as he was affectionately known, added to his 34-year tenure the establishment of the Kelsey-Seybold West Clinic in 1978.
In 1956, he co-founded the Kelsey Research Foundation. He was a respected colleague, trusted community member, and loving husband, father and grandfather. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic honors his life and extraordinary contributions to the medical community.
Read Dr. John Kelsey's full obituary, featured in the July 25, 2010 edition of the Houston Chronicle.
Read the editorial on Dr. John Kelsey in the July 28, 2010 edition of the Houston Chronicle.
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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