Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (March 4, 2009) – The American Marketing Association's Houston Chapter honored Kelsey-Seybold Clinic as Houston's Marketer of the Year for 2008 and Best of Category winner for Healthcare Programs/Other Healthcare. The Marketer of the Year award recognizes Houston companies, organizations, and institutions for their outstanding marketing efforts. All Best of Category winners competed for this honor. Best of Category winners were recognized and presented their awards at a reception on March 2, in the Alley Theatre's Hubbard Stage.
Members of the AMA Houston Chapter, including local business leaders and area marketing professionals, voted the winning 33 companies for Best of Category out of 176 nominees. Nominees comprised Houston-area firms in multiple industries that were nominated this year. Of those 33 winners, five were selected as finalists by a specially selected group of professional marketing leaders who live and work throughout the United States.
The top five finalists included:
The Kelsey-Seybold marketing team includes:
About AMA Houston
The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association has been serving marketing professionals for more than 50 years, organized as the Houston Business Forum in 1949 and affiliated with the AMA effective July 1, 1954. AMA Houston is the area's premier professional marketing organization and the nation's second largest chapter. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. Named Chapter of the Year in 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 2008-2009, AMA Houston serves more than 900 members with diverse marketing expertise from a variety of industries.
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 36 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 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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