MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 11/30/2020 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Ambulatory Surgery Center at Berthelsen Main Campus Ranks High on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021 List Page ContentHOUSTON (Nov. 30, 2020) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) at Main Campus has been recognized by Newsweek on its inaugural list of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021. This prestigious recognition is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. The awards list was announced Oct. 21, 2020, and can be viewed on Newsweek's website. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – ASC at Main Campus ranked 24th in Texas."Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Ambulatory Surgery Center at Main Campus is pleased to be ranked so highly on Newsweek's list of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Our goal has always been to deliver to our surgery patients the tenets of Accountable Care, which include higher quality and patient satisfaction coupled with better value," said Jose Nolla, M.D., Chairman, ASC Board of Managers and co-chief of Orthopedics at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "This recognition is further proof of our commitment to the high standards that we have set for ourselves and that, through our diligence, we're attaining these standards every day." The Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021 highlights the nation's top ASCs based on quality of care, performance data, and peer recommendations relative to in-state competition. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the 25 states with the highest number of ASCs – Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin – were chosen for the study."Each year, tens of thousands of patients are cared for by our outstanding medical staff at Kelsey-Seybold's Ambulatory Surgery Center at Main Campus, and we take pride in the high level of quality care they receive when they are in our hands," said Akshay Tavkar, director of the ASC at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Patient safety, comfort, quality of care, and value are of utmost importance to us, and it's exciting to be recognized for doing what we love to do and doing it well." Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's ASC at Main Campus accommodates patients in need of surgical procedures, including the following specialties: ENT, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Podiatry, Gastroenterology, and Urology. 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 28 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, 18 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.