MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 4/30/2003 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Clinic To Open New Health Information Center at West Clinic Page ContentWHATHoustonians are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Kelsey-Seybold West Clinic’s new Health Information Center, a one-stop medical resource center designed to provide visitors with up-to-date and comprehensive health and medical information they need in order to make informed decisions about their health and medical care. The open house, sponsored by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, will offer free educational lectures, free health information and free refreshments. Free educational lectures will include: The importance of medications in improving your healthHigh cholesterol: Are you at risk?Heart disease: What you can do to prevent itRespiratory wellness WHENWednesday, April 30Noon to 5 p.m. WHEREKelsey-Seybold West Clinic1111 AugustaHouston, TX 77057 WHOThe Center, the second one of its kind opened by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, maintains an extensive collection of pamphlets, books, health videos, computer assisted learning programs, and references on community resources. Computer terminals with Internet access, which have been specially programmed to assist with searching and finding medical websites and specific health information, also are available. Plus, free classes on how to use the Internet, how to talk to your doctor and other health related topics are offered. The Center houses a private reading room, a small video room with TV/VCRs for viewing videos, and a private meeting room for patients and/or family members who may need to discuss personal or private medical issues. CONTACT For more information about the Center and grand opening festivities, please contact Yolanda Steward, LVN, West Clinic Health Information Center Supervisor, at 713.442.2510. 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.