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1/6/2011
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Names Susie Thang


HOUSTON (January 6, 2011)
– Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston's premier community-based physician group for over 60 years, has named Pharmacist Susie N. Thang as its new manager of Kelsey Pharmacy – Downtown located at The Shops at Houston Center, set to open mid-January.
  
This is the first Kelsey Pharmacy to open downtown and the 13th Kelsey Pharmacy location in the Houston area. In addition to filling prescriptions, the new pharmacy will stock over-the-counter products ranging from allergy medications to diabetic supplies. The Kelsey Pharmacy will also offer vitamins and supplements, as well as the exclusive skin care product line, SkinCeuticals.
 
"When planning our pharmacy expansion to The Shops at Houston Center, we knew that we needed a pharmacist who could leverage existing relationships in the area in order to help build our pharmacy from the ground up," said Cathy Salinas, Director of Pharmacy for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Susie Thang's personal experience with the pharmaceutical needs of downtown businesswomen, businessmen and residents and her ability to manage the pharmacy with our patients and customers in mind will greatly benefit Kelsey Pharmacy – Downtown."
 
Before joining Kelsey Pharmacy – Downtown, Ms. Thang managed the CVS pharmacy in downtown Houston where she oversaw the budget and inventory for the pharmacy and identified opportunities for cost savings and greater customer service.
 
Prior to CVS Pharmacy in downtown Houston, she worked as a Research Technician for Baylor College of Medicine.
 
Ms. Thang has a doctorate of pharmacy from University of Houston College of Pharmacy, and a BA in Biology from University of Texas at Austin.
 
About Our Pharmacists
Kelsey-Seybold Pharmacists are your resource for information on your medications and side effects. We employ 20 professional Pharmacists with more than 300 years of combined pharmacy experience. Our Pharmacists and pharmacy employees are knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions you may have about your health care needs. Our pharmacists participate in diabetes education, immunizations and research studies. See Kelsey Pharmacy locations.      

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.