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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Turner College and Career High School Announce Partnership

Houston (October 22, 2013) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has partnered with Pearland Independent School District's Turner College and Career High School – a school which offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while also engaging in classes that could lead to a professional certification or associate degree – and will provide equipment and ongoing internship opportunities to students.

"Kelsey-Seybold has seen tremendous growth in the Pearland community in the last year – we recently opened our new administrative building here and have just opened our beautiful new Pearland Clinic," said John Lyle, Vice President of Operations at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Our continued growth depends on the vitality of this city and a strong education system is the backbone of any great community – this is why our commitment to Turner College and Career High School is so important to us."

In July, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic donated medical equipment to Turner CCHS, which has a market value of approximately $18,000. The donation helped establish the onsite clinical aspect of the Turner CCHS programming.

It is expected that in the 2013-14 school year, Turner CCHS will have approximately 130 students who will go through clinical rotations, practicums and internships in surrounding medical facilities. Kelsey-Seybold is proud to partner with Turner CCHS to provide relevant healthcare experiences for students.

"Turner College and Career High School aims to develop a program unlike any other high school in the region, offering students the opportunity to acquire a high school diploma and the certification and training needed to begin a career in the medical field upon graduation," Dr. Jennifer Morrow, Turner CCHS principal, said. "In partnering with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, we are helping ensure that our students receive the practical medical experience desired to enter the medical field."

The Northern Brazoria Education Alliance (NBCEA), a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and regional workforce development alliance, introduced Dr. Jennifer Morrow, Principal of Turner CCHS, to Kelsey-Seybold representatives.

"The partnership between Kelsey Seybold and Turner CCHS exemplifies the business and education communities coming together to provide the resources needed to build a solid talent pool to meet the community workforce needs", said Terrie Morgan, Executive Director of the NBCEA

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 600 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 31 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, 19 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 six 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 Level 3 (highest) 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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