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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Waste Management Team Up for Health

Wellness Stations Offer Free, Convenient Health Screening in Tunnels

Houston (August 7, 2007) –Making the cut: Waste Management leadership, along with staff from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Kelsey Research Foundation and the Houston major league baseball team celebrate and officially open the new "Know Your Numbers" Wellness Station in the downtown tunnel system. In just five minutes—confidentially and at no charge—downtown workers can get blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and other tests that reveal important numbers for staying healthy. Information is stored safely and securely online for convenient access and confidential tracking. Users may then log on to Life Clinic to print out their personal reports and share them with their physicians.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Kerri Charles, Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Houston Center; Chris Sampson, Houston Astros' pitcher; Larry O'Donnell, President and COO, Waste Management; and Dr. Ben Hoffman, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Waste Management.

Dr. Ben Hoffman, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Waste Management; Larry O'Donnell, President and COO, Waste Management; Chris Sampson, Houston Astros' pitcher and Dr. Kerri Charles, Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Houston Center enjoy the festivities during the Aug. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new "Know Your Numbers" Wellness Station in the downtown tunnel system. Downtown workers and visitors now have convenient access to several free health screenings, including blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI) and pulse oxygen.

Houston Astros' pitcher Chris Sampson is the first to try out the new Wellness Station during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the downtown tunnels. Waste Management, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Kelsey Research Foundation collaborated to provide a free, convenient health screening kiosk to downtown workers. The station is located beneath First City Tower and is the first of several to be installed downtown.

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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