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Rachelle Khalaf
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2/7/2003
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey Research Foundation Celebrates Its History and Accomplishments

“Generations of Families Serving Houston: An Honor and Tradition of Public Service” program honors Foundation’s founding trustees
 
Kelsey Research Foundation, the research division of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, recently hosted “Generations of Families Serving Houston: An Honor and Tradition of Public Service,” which celebrated the Foundation’s history and accomplishments.
 
The event helped raise awareness and more than $240,000 in funds to support the Foundation’s health research programs, including the Cancer Prevention Center to improve early diagnosis of prostate, breast and colorectal cancer, the Epilepsy Education Program, the Congestive Heart Failure Program, the Diabetes Management Program and many other healthcare projects.
 
The Foundation’s founding trustees and supporters were recognized during the evening for their dedication, contributions and commitment. Honorees included: Thomas D. Anderson; F. Fox Benton, Jr., (posthumously); Earl Beard, M.D.; Earl Brewer, M.D.; Mimi Dompier; Stanton P. Fischer, M.D.; Jackie Greer; William C. Harvin; John R. Kelsey, Jr. M.D.; Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., M.D.; James Kemper, M.D.; William D. Seybold, M.D.; C. Jim Stewart, II; Madelyn Vercellino; and J. Cooke Wilson, Jr.
 
Special guest Dr. Denton A. Cooley presented keynote remarks on the subject “Generations of Service.” Cooley praised the Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for their “unequalled contributions in the advancement of healthcare in Houston. He described Dr. Mavis Kelsey as a “real hero in Houston medicine and healthcare.” More than 350 attended the program, including David Underwood, chairman of the board, Texas Medical Center, who offered a brief tribute and testimonial to the Foundation. Also in attendance was Dr. Hugh Butt, who traveled from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. for the event.

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.