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Kiska Workman
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2/15/2008
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Hundreds Screened at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Shops at Houston Centers Heart Health Day


Physicians and medical staff from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Houston Center recently hosted a lunchtime event at The Shops at Houston Center for those interested in taking better care of their heart.
 
The Heart Health Day event offered visitors an opportunity to learn if their hearts are at risk, through blood pressure and body mass index screenings, ways to reduce their own risks of developing heart disease and understand the value of important health numbers like cholesterol and blood pressure. Considered the "silent killer," heart disease is the number one killer of women, which is why it's especially important for women to know what to expect when it comes to nutrition and exercise and ways to reduce their risks.
 
Downtown visitors and employees who missed the recent Heart Health Day event can still check up on their heart health by visiting the Know Your Number wellness station on the Tunnel level under First City Tower. Visitors can check their blood pressure, body mass index, weight and pulse-oxygen level for free.
 
Visitors to the downtown tunnels and The Shops at Houston Center recently had a chance to check up on their heart health during Heart Health Day, hosted by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Crescent Properties. Several health screenings were offered during the lunchtime event, including vision, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Ashton Dockery, seated, looks into the visual acuity machine while Nakeshia Banks, Wellness tech with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic checks his vision.
 
Dr. Alfreda Bell, a Family Medicine physician at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, explains the results of a heart risk assessment and blood pressure screening to Leroy Flair, a guest at the recent Heart Health Day held at The Shops at Houston Center.
 
Melinda Chen, left, checks her body mass index using a portable screening device, while Danielle Abrahams, a Wellness tech with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic awaits the results to help determine her risks.
 
Charles Lemons, III, LVN, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, checks Bill Clarey's blood pressure during a recent Heart Health Day, held at The Shops at Houston Center, downtown.

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 480 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, 17 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 five 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 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.