MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 4/25/2018 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Kelsey-Seybold Berthelsen Main Campus Page ContentThe public is invited to celebrate Texas Check Your Blood Pressure Week by engaging in this essential health screeningWHAT:Kelsey-Seybold Clinic encourages everyone to have their blood pressure checked this week in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure. One of the greatest barriers to maintaining healthy blood pressure is knowing whether or not your blood pressure is within the right range. Kelsey-Seybold will open its doors to the public on Thursday, May 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Berthelsen Main Campus location to perform blood pressure screenings. On-site nursing staff will explain results and share educational information and clinical advice. WHY:As a major contributor to heart disease, a leading cause of death in the United States, high blood pressure has become an alarming health concern for as many as 1 in 3 American adults who now face increased risks for chronic kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack/heart failure. WHEN:Thursday, May 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.WHERE:Main Campus 2727 West Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77025 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.