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Rachelle Khalaf
Senior Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
For Immediate Release

Kelsey Research Foundation to Host Cancer Survivors

National Cancer Survivors Day: A Celebration of Life and Creativity

WHAT: The Kelsey Research Foundation invites members of the community to gather for a Celebration of Life and Creativity on Thursday, June 5, 2014. This FREE event is hosted in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, which is held annually in hundreds of communities throughout the world to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. In addition to meeting other survivors and enjoying some refreshments, survivors will engage in shared testimonials of cancer survival and hope.

WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014. 4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Main Campus near the Texas Medical Center
Second Floor Rotunda
2727 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025

WHY: The mission of the Kelsey Research Foundation is to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education. In 1956, Drs. Mavis Kelsey, John Kelsey and William Leary established the Kelsey Research Foundation to support medical research and education in the Houston community. Current foundation projects include nationally funded research studies on cancer, hypertension and stoke prevention, a state-wide conference on health services and outcomes research, and six Health Information Centers for public access to health and wellness information.

INFORMATION: Attendees are welcome to bring one guest over the age of 18 and are asked to kindly R.S.V.P. no later than June 2, 2014 by calling 713-442-1210. ​

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 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 27 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.