Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Houston (October 8, 2009) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic celebrated 60 years of caring for Houstonians by inviting local seniors to join us for our Senior Expo, a day of celebration, good health and great people.
Almost 300 seniors attended the Sept. 26 event, held at our Main Campus at 2727 West Holcombe Blvd. from 8 a.m. to noon. Attendees received free pedometers.
In addition, event-goers were able to take advantage of free health checks, informational booths, food and hourly lectures provided by Kelsey-Seybold physicians and KelseyCare Advantage staff. The Kelsey-Seybold Wellness team provided cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings, along with individual consultations.
The lecture room was packed with people eager to listen to the presenters' topics. Dr. Glenn Landon, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, discussed the innovations in hip replacement to a full-house. Audience members especially enjoyed viewing the various forms of hip replacement over the years, which Dr. Landon passed around the room for closer examination by the attendees.
Various information booths, including the popular Mighty Colon, a guided walk-through inflatable exhibit that allows patients to walk see common conditions that occur in the colon, were featured attractions.
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 35 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, 23 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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