Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
New medical specialties added at Main Campus, department moves and future plans
Houston (July 1, 2015) – After the successful completion of Kelsey-Seybold's Cancer Center expansion, other areas of the Main Campus building have undergone additions and changes to improve patient care and convenience. In particular, Executive Health and Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery have both expanded into a new, luxurious space on the west side of the building on the third floor in the new wing above the newly expanded Cancer Center.
Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center facilities including Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Therapy moved and expanded into the second floor on the west side of the building. Radiation Therapy and PET CT were added on the first floor as part of the Cancer Center within the west side building expansion.
Other areas which have expanded, moved or have been newly added to the building include:
In addition to these changes, Kelsey-Seybold – Main Campus will see other additions and expansions in the first quarter of 2016; including the expansion of the clinical laboratory and pharmacy on the first floor. Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine and the Cardiology Lab will move from St. Luke's Medical Tower to a specially designed space on the fourth floor of the Main Campus.
A major expansion and renovation of the Ambulatory Surgery Center and Endoscopy adding two OR's, one more procedure room and many more preoperative and post-operative recovery beds is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2016.
"Our Main Campus has truly experienced a transformation over the last 18 months," said Brinda Springfield, Ambulatory Care Director for Kelsey-Seybold's Central Region. "Patients are already reaping the benefits of the investments we've made – and it will only get better. All of these changes will focus attention on improving patient care – that's our priority."
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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