Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Multispecialty clinic to add 18,000 square feet, growing capacity in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and advancing infusion therapy care
HOUSTON (May 11, 2022) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has commenced an 18,000-square-foot expansion of the Spencer R. Berthelsen Main Campus at 2727 West Holcombe Blvd. in Houston. The build-out will add three stories atop the patient-access breezeway – the first-floor corridor on the northeast side of the building between the valet parking entrance and the rest of the building. The expansion is slated for completion in Spring 2023.
“The Spence R. Berthelsen Main Campus is our centrally located specialty campus. It’s a focal point for patients in need of specialty care from nearby smaller clinics, and a model for our satellite campus strategy,” said Kenneth Janis, M.H.A./M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “This planned expansion will help us facilitate growth in two service areas – infusion therapy and ambulatory surgery – as well as help address the need for additional administrative space.”
This is the third expansion of Berthelsen Main Campus in less than 10 years. The first expansion in 2014 focused on the build-out of Kelsey-Seybold’s accredited Cancer Center and added 48,000 square feet of space. The second, in 2017, renovated and expanded capabilities in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), resulting in the facility being named the largest freestanding ASC in Texas with seven operating rooms and eight procedure rooms.
The expansion now underway will add 18,000 square feet of space, with plans to relocate 10 infusion bays to an area with more natural light, add an infusion therapy pharmacy, and further expand the ASC to include another operating room and three overnight rooms for 23-hour observation.
“Kelsey-Seybold is committed to providing quality care to patients in the most appropriate medical setting. Our patients tell us they’d prefer to have surgery in an outpatient setting so they can go home and recover in the comfort of their own beds and surroundings,” said Tony Lin, M.D., Chairman of the Board and CEO, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “With the added capacity to keep patients overnight up to 23 hours in our Ambulatory Surgery Center for observation, we’ll be able to safely perform more complex cases in an outpatient setting, reducing the cost of care and improving the patient experience.”
The 18,000-square-foot Spencer R. Berthelsen Main Campus expansion was designed by Kirksey Architecture. Gamma Construction has been selected as the general contractor for this project.
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 35 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, 23 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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