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5/4/2016
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Helene Sheena, Pediatrician at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Tanglewood, Appointed to Newcomb Alumnae Association Board of Directors


HOUSTON (May 4, 2016) – Helene Sheena, M.D., Pediatrician at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Tanglewood, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Newcomb Alumnae Association (NAA), the women’s undergraduate alumnae association at Tulane University. Dr. Sheena will serve on the student committee and the Women to Women Mentoring Program.

“Newcomb College holds a very dear place in my heart – it was the place where I acquired the foundation that I needed to become a successful medical professional,” said Dr. Sheena. “I am honored to serve alongside my fellow board of director peers at Newcomb College Institute and hope to positively impact the lives of female students at this school, including two of my daughters who are there pursuing their undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience.”

The NAA is the women's undergraduate alumnae association at Tulane University. Founded in 1910 as the Alumnae Association of Newcomb College, the NAA is affiliated with the Newcomb College Institute and offers programing and services to Newcomb College graduates and all undergraduate Tulane alumnae.

The NAA's mission is to strengthen personal, collegiate and professional connections among its members. The Association honors the legacy of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College by supporting undergraduate women's education at the Newcomb College Institute and Tulane University. ​​

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.