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Kelsey-Seybold Inks Land Deal for Comprehensive Medical and Diagnostic Facility in Northwest Houston ​

Houston (January 10, 2007) - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston’s largest community-based physician group, has purchased a 10-acre parcel from V&W Partners, Ltd. — the first step in its plans to develop a 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic center. Kelsey-Seybold’s latest medical office will be part of a 640-acre master-planned development, called The Vintage, located near the HP campus in Northwest Houston, at the corner of Louetta on State Highway 249.

Kelsey-Seybold expects to break ground on its “Medical Office of the Future” in spring 2007. When completed, patients of the new clinic will find comprehensive multi-specialty care with more than 20 physicians complemented by services including on-site Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT), digital X-ray and mammography services, laboratory and pharmacy, for a one-stop healthcare experience. The facility will also feature a 12,000-square-foot St. Luke’s Minor Emergency Center providing patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and staffed by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System Emergency Room physicians and medical personnel.

“As the northwest communities continue to expand, so do local families’ needs for comprehensive and convenient medical services,” said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Chairman of the Board. “Our new facility at The Vintage will enable patients to visit a physician, have clinical laboratory services or diagnostic procedures performed, and have prescriptions filled all under one roof and in their neighborhood.”

The Vintage is a joint venture of Kickerillo Companies and Mischer Investments under the newly-formed V&W Partners, Ltd. The development will feature a Central Market H-E-B, single-family homes, apartment homes and an open-air shopping center modeled after Uptown Park in the Galleria area. Harrell Architects will design the Clinic, which will serve as the new home for the physicians and staff currently housed at Kelsey-Seybold’s Willowbrook Clinic.

“Our vision for The Vintage is to offer the very best, from comfort at home to comprehensive and convenient services, so Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is a natural fit. We approached Kelsey-Seybold because of its longstanding commitment to quality care and medical excellence,” said Vincent Kickerillo, CEO of Kickerillo Companies. “Soon, neighbors will be able to eat, shop, bank, and have most of their healthcare needs met at The Vintage.”

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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