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3/30/2017
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

AMGA Foundation Recognizes Kelsey-Seybold Clinic as 2017 Foundation Stars

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HOUSTON (March 30, 2017) – On Friday, March 24, 2017, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, alongside 20 other member organizations, was awarded the 2017 Foundation Star Award by the AMGA Foundation at the foundation’s annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. Organizations are recognized as Foundation Star Awards for their participation in four or more AMGA Foundation initiatives, including:

• Applying for the Acclaim Award
• Participating in one or more Best Practices Learning Collaboratives
• Taking part in AMGA national campaigns, Measure Up/Pressure Down® or Together 2 Goal®
• Donating to the AMGA Foundation

“Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is known throughout the region as a leading provider of quality care that is cost-effective,” said Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M., chairman of the board and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Our engagement with the AMGA helps to reinforce our idea that preventive care is the best medicine and that when physicians work in a coordinated system of care, we can improve outcomes while lowering the total cost of care.”

The 2017 Foundation Star awardees are: Advocate Medical Group, Carle Physician Group, Cleveland Clinic, Crystal Run Healthcare, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Mercy, Mercy Medical Group (CA), Ochsner Health System, Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group, Premier Medical Associates, P.C., Prevea Health, Riverside Medical Group, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Summit Medical Group, P.A., Sutter Medical Foundation, The Iowa Clinic, UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group, USMD Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Health (formerly Cornerstone Health Care), WESTMED Medical Group, and Wilmington Health.

“We are pleased to recognize these leading organizations with the distinguished Foundation Star award for their passion for high performance health as well as their commitment to our Foundation,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officer of AMGA. “Together we are revolutionizing health care by identifying, implementing, and sharing data-driven best practices that provide millions of patients the safest, most efficient, and most effective care possible.”

Groups interested in learning how their organization may qualify as a 2018 Foundation Star can contact Senior Manager of Donor Relations Sherry Greenwood, 703-842-0770.

About AMGA Foundation
AMGA Foundation is AMGA's philanthropic arm that enables medical groups and other organized systems of care to consistently improve health and health care. AMGA Foundation serves as a catalyst, connector and collaborator for translating the evidence of what works best in improving health and health care in everyday practice. Learn more at amga.org/foundation

About AMGA

AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health.​ AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups' recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. Learn more at amga.org  

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 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 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, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, 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 three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) 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.