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Team Kelsey-Seybold Leads Team Raised Donations with Record Light the Night Campaign

Houston (December 1, 2008) - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic led in team-raised donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2008 Light the Night Campaign in Houston and The Woodlands. Team Kelsey-Seybold donated a record $27,000, joining title sponsor Apache Corporation and other corporate sponsors to raise a grand total of $475,000 toward blood cancer research for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter's 2008 campaign.

"This has been an outstanding campaign, and I am so very proud of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and our employees' passion to make a difference," said Joan Wolochin, social worker and Light the Night coordinator at Kelsey-Seybold. "Despite Hurricane Ike and the current economy, Kelsey-Seybold was out there fighting to raise money and find that cure for all blood cancers."

Clinic employees raised $22,000 through bake sales, theme-party lunches and fundraising walks, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic made a $5,000 corporate donation. Kelsey-Seybold's fundraising teams have participated with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for nearly 20 years. Kelsey-Seybold has been a corporate donor to Light the Night since 2001 and annually raises an average of $18,000. 

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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