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Kelsey Research Foundation Scores at 24th Annual Golf Classic

Funds raised benefits patient education and research programs

Houston (June 1, 2018) - On May 21, Kelsey Research Foundation scored a hole in one at its 24th Annual Golf Classic, raising $225,000 for patient programs and medical research. The event was held for the first time at The Golf Trails at The Woodlands where more than 225 golfers hit the links and competed for team and individual awards.

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

“The golf tournament is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser and supports innovative research and patient education programs that benefit the community,” said Ashley Alexander, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kelsey Research Foundation. “The outstanding results at this year’s tournament are a direct result of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and golfers who attended the event. We would like to especially thank Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Gamma Construction for their longtime support as presenting sponsors of the event.”

Current foundation priorities include the use of fecal microbiota transplantation to restore the intestinal microbiota of people with conditions associated with a loss of gut diversity, or dysbiosis, as well as cancer care and cancer survivorship support, epilepsy, and digestive diseases.

About the Kelsey Research Foundation

Kelsey Research Foundation (KRF) was founded in 1956 by the Kelsey brothers – Mavis Kelsey, M.D. and John Kelsey, M.D. KRF is a 501(c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education. To achieve this, KRF collaborates with other leading research, education, and healthcare organizations locally and nationally to improve the health of our community and the quality of patient care, assist people in making more informed decisions about their health and lead healthier lives, and provide research and patient education opportunities that help people make more informed healthcare decisions. KRF organizes and facilitates collaborative research between Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and institutions of the Texas Medical Center.

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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