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Kelsey-Seybold Announces Major Expansion of Pasadena Clinic, Including Rapid Planned Growth for Additional Providers, Specialties, and Services

This expansion will add 17,000 square feet of clinic space, increasing access to primary and specialty care for area residents 

Houston (January 25, 2021) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic announced today it has commenced a 17,000-square-foot expansion of its Pasadena Clinic on Beltway 8 near Crenshaw Road, with completion expected in the fall of 2021. This project continues Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's long-standing presence in the area, having opened its original 15,000-square-foot Pasadena Clinic in 1984, which was then expanded to its current 33,000-square-foot location in 2013. Upon completion of this latest expansion, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena will grow to over 50,000 square feet.

"The Pasadena community has welcomed and embraced Kelsey-Seybold for nearly four decades, and it's very exciting to be able to deliver expanded patient care to this community," said Tony Lin, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Managers and C.E.O., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We want to demonstrate our commitment to the residents of the Pasadena, Deer Park, and LaPorte areas with this investment." 

Kelsey-Seybold's growth coincides with the Pasadena area's growth as a major employment base, with nearly 140,000 workers residing in the area. In addition, many residents continue to stay in the area even after retirement, and older patients create a growing need for specialty services.

"To say that everyone at our clinic is honored to have been so well-received by the area is an understatement, and we are beyond excited to continue our commitment to provide more services that our patients need and to improve their health for years to come," said Victor Simms, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Chief of Internal Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and former Managing Physician of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena. "Many of us have been here for decades – treating generations of families in the Pasadena area – so our patients have become like family to us."

"Our connection to this community goes far beyond the care that we deliver to our patients every day. Our providers and staff have always taken the role of community partner very seriously - engaging with the Pasadena community in many ways, from donation drives to event participation and local sponsorships," said Anita Udayamurthy, M.D., Managing Physician, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena. "We have always been, and continue to be, proud of our longstanding heritage here in the Pasadena community – thousands of patients walk through our doors every week because each of them have become part of our Kelsey family. It's our utmost pleasure to be growing to offer more of what our patients need right here."

As part of this new expansion, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena will nearly double its capacity from 15 to 27 providers, with expanded rotations in adult primary care, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology, OB/GYN, and Dermatology, and plans to add new rotations in Surgery, Podiatry, Urology, and Rheumatology. The clinic currently offers specialty rotations in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Spine, Endocrinology, and Chiropractic services.

In addition, Pasadena Clinic will build out a second ultrasound room, a third x-ray room, and a second procedure room. Patients will also have the added convenience of an on-site sleep consult room and a Pulmonary testing lab, and will continue to have access to 3D Mammography, DEXA, CT, MRI, EKG, Echocardiography, and Cardiac Stress Testing.

"Visits at our Pasadena Clinic have doubled since we opened the new location in 2013 as patients have had access to high-quality healthcare at one convenient location," said Kenneth Janis, M.H.A., M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.  "We believe that patients will be even more receptive to having more services under one roof, and that employer partners will value that we are bringing more services closer to where their employees live and work."

The Pasadena Clinic expansion was designed by Kirksey Architecture. Gamma Construction has been selected as the general contractor for this project.

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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