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Kelsey Research Foundation Raises Record Amount at 20th Annual Golf Classic

Funds raised will benefit patient education and research programs

Houston (May 22, 2014) - On May 5, Kelsey Research Foundation scored a hole-in-one at its 20th Annual Golf Classic, raising $241,000, the most the organization has ever raised on one day in the golf tournament's history. The event was held at the Kingwood Country Club where more than 230 golfers hit the links and competed in a putting contest.

Funds raised through the Annual Golf Classic benefit Kelsey Research Foundation, the research affiliate of Houston's largest community-based multispecialty physician group, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

"In the past 20 years, the KRF golf tournament has raised millions of dollars in support of innovative research and patient education programs that benefit the community, like our breast cancer support group and health information centers that provide access to free health and wellness information." said Dr. Tony Greisinger, Executive Director of Kelsey Research Foundation. "The outstanding results at this year's tournament are a direct result of our generous sponsors, volunteers and of course the golfers who attend the event. Thanks to everyone who supported our event this year to make it a milestone year and the most successful we've had to date."

Tournament event sponsors included:

  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Gamma Construction

Presenting Sponsor:

  • Epic
  • Systems Corporation

Gold Sponsors:

  • HealthCare REIT
  • LabCorp
  • Mark III Systems
  • Physician's Realty

Current Foundation projects include nationally funded research studies on cancer prevention, digestive diseases, high blood pressure, smoking cessation, an annual conference to foster health services and outcomes research, and six Health Information Centers providing public access to free health and wellness information.

This year, Kelsey Research Foundation selected Keith Williams, president of Gamma Construction, as the honorary chairman of the tournament. Mr. Williams was the first honorary chairman of the Kelsey Research Foundation Golf Classic from an organization outside of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with physicians, hospitals, universities and the local research community to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes for all.

About the Kelsey Research Foundation

The Kelsey Research Foundation's mission to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education began more than a half-century ago. Today, the Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with physicians, hospitals and universities, as well as the local research community, to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. The Foundation is supported by generous contributions of current and former patients of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, local and national foundations, individuals, and companies concerned with improved health care delivery in the Houston area.

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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