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Kelsey Research Foundation Receives Community Partnership Award from the Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research

Houston (October 28, 2010) – The Kelsey Research Foundation was the recipient of The Women's Fund Community Partner Resiliency Award at the organization's annual luncheon held October 4.

The award recognized Kelsey Research Foundation's commitment to improving family eating and activity habits through the BodyWorks program, an initiative developed by the federal government's Office on Women's Health and is facilitated through community-based organizations.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from The Women's Fund," said Kelsey Research Foundation executive director Anthony Greisinger, Ph.D. "Encouraging parents to serve as champions of healthy eating and physical activity habits for their children is a powerful way for their children to develop healthy lifestyles that will stay with them through adulthood."

The Women's Fund partnered with Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to provide a three-session BodyWorks program to families in the greater Houston area. The family partners that participated made healthy lifestyle commitments for their entire families.

"Our partnership with Kelsey Research Foundation delivered a positive message to adolescents and their parents who participated in the BodyWorks program," said The Women's Fund executive director Kelly Young. "The Kelsey Research Foundation is an obvious choice for our Community Partner Resiliency award and we look forward to expanding the BodyWorks program at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic next year."

Kelsey Research Foundation

Founded in 1956 by John R. Kelsey, Jr., M.D., and Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D., the Kelsey Research Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), collaborates with local medical and research institutions to develop research projects, patient care and patient education programs, and quality improvement initiatives. Current collaborative research projects focus on increasing rates of screening for colorectal cancer, improving the management of epilepsy, hypertension and irritable bowel syndrome, and promoting the importance of smoking cessation.

The Women's Fund

The Women's Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on health education. The organization serves the Houston area through publications, a young women's health education program, as well as educational sessions offered in the workplace and in the community, and community seminars. The Women's Fund is determined to forward the mission of creating future generations of healthy and resilient women by providing them with the tools they need to be advocates for their health.

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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