Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (February 16, 2009) – Hundreds of downtown workers flocked to the Feb. 12 Heart Health Day event, hosted by medical staff from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Houston Center, The Shops at Houston Center and FS Houston.
The Heart Health Day event offered visitors an opportunity to learn their heart risks through blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index and weight screenings. Kelsey-Seybold physicians were on hand to review heart disease risk results and help guests understand the importance of health numbers like cholesterol and blood pressure. High blood pressure, considered the "silent killer," is the number one killer of women, which is why it's especially important for women to know what to expect when it comes to nutrition and exercise and ways to reduce their risks.
Downtown visitors and employees who missed the recent Heart Health Day event can still check up on their heart health by visiting the Know Your Number wellness stations on the Tunnel level under First City Tower, the City of Houston and the Houston Chronicle buildings. Visitors can check their blood pressure, body mass index, weight, heart rate and pulse-oxygen levels for free.
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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