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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to Double Capacity and Expand Medical Staff with Second Pearland Location

Multispecialty center opening in early 2010 to meet the needs of growing community

Houston (October 30, 2009) – To meet the needs of the fast-growing Pearland community, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will double its clinical space and expand its medical staff with the opening of a second location. The new multispecialty center at Shadow Creek Ranch is slated to open in early 2010.

Construction is expected to begin soon on Kelsey Seybold Clinic – Shadow Creek Ranch, a 10,000-square-foot facility located within the existing 78,000-square-foot Pearland Medical Building at Shadow Creek Parkway and Texas Highway 288. The new multispecialty center will be located about 3 miles from Kelsey-Seybold's Silverlake Clinic, the current Pearland location which opened in 2000.

The Shadow Creek Ranch location will offer specialty care services including Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Spine Center, Pulmonary and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The center will also provide routine diagnostic and ancillary services, including laboratory, X-ray and ultrasound services. Kelsey-Seybold's original location at Silverlake will continue to offer primary care services for the entire family, with specialists in Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

"As Pearland continues to experience fast-paced growth, we are responding to the community's health care needs by increasing the availability of both primary care doctors and specialists with the opening of a second location," said Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Our expansion means we can better deliver convenient, quality care."

Dr. Berthelsen said Kelsey-Seybold is focused on providing Pearland residents with more access to specialty services as well as making health care delivery more convenient for the large number of residents who commute to the Medical Center and Downtown Houston during the week.

"Many of our Pearland patients work downtown or in the Texas Medical Center," said Dr. Berthelsen. "We offer convenient locations downtown and at our Main Campus near the Texas Medical Center as well as Pearland. Our patients can choose the location that's most convenient to them, and still maintain continuous access to their personal health information through our electronic medical records system."

With 56 percent of its population between the ages of 25 and 64 years old, Pearland is the fastest growing community in the Houston metropolitan area and also ranks 34th in the nation for population growth, according to Forbes magazine.

Kelsey-Seybold and the Pearland Chamber of Commerce plan to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early 2010, and offer additional opportunities for education during the rest of the year.

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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