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Rachelle Khalaf
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For Immediate Release

Kelsey Seybold Clinic to open new Multi Specialty Care Center in Meyerland Plaza

HOUSTON (July 17, 2012) – To make physician services more convenient for patients, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has signed a long-term lease with Ronus Inc., the owner of Meyerland Plaza, to build out a new state-of-the-art medical facility in the retail space previously occupied by Borders Books and Planet Music at 570 Meyerland Plaza.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Meyerland Plaza will be one of 21 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic multi-specialty care center locations in the Greater Houston area and follows successful clinic openings in Pearland, Cinco Ranch and most recently, Downtown at The Shops. The new clinic will offer patients an experience that is both calming and professional with onsite access to amenities including free wifi, charging stations, virtual skylights and a children's play area.
Meyerland Plaza Clinic will offer primary care and specialty care services including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Optometry. The facility will occupy 72,000 square feet consisting of 45,000 square feet of clinical space and 27,000 square feet of warehouse space. Patients will also have the added convenience of filling prescriptions at the onsite Kelsey Pharmacy located at the street level near the main entrance area.
In addition to primary and specialty care, this location will offer routine diagnostic services, including laboratory, X-ray and immunization services as well as pre-employment drug screenings. Additional clinic space will be built-out with plans to add digital mammography, bone densitometry and ultrasound. Kelsey-Seybold is known for providing patients a "one stop shop" for their medical needs. By having access to multi-specialty care as well as labs, diagnostics and pharmacy, patients receive coordinated care under one roof.
"The Meyerland/Bellaire area is a short drive from our Main Campus location and is convenient to our patients and near-by communities," said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We have felt for a long time that the Meyerland/Bellaire area would be a great neighborhood to expand into, growing our ability to maintain the high level of service we provide in central-Houston. The Meyerland addition also allows for the expansion of certain specialty departments at Main Campus like the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the new Radiation Therapy Cancer Center."
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Meyerland Plaza is being designed by architecture firm Page Southerland Page, LLP to integrate healthcare, retail and hospitality features for added patient comfort and convenience. Gamma Construction Company has been selected as the general contractor for this project. Construction began in June 2012.
"Ronus Properties is pleased to welcome Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to Meyerland Plaza.  It is rare for Meyerland Plaza to have a vacancy and when this space became available, we were looking for a way to bring in a tenant who would complement the existing retail and dining experience," said Rick Langhorne, president of Ronus Inc. "Kelsey-Seybold adds a new use that enables people to shop, eat and obtain quality healthcare at the same location. They provide a service unlike any of our other tenants. We believe that Kelsey-Seybold will give customers and community members another reason to visit Meyerland Plaza."
Joshua Jacobs and Debbie Adams of Edge Realty represented the landlord in this transaction while Thad Armstrong of Thompson & Knight LLP provided legal representation for Kelsey-Seybold.
The Meyerland Plaza Clinic is expected to open for patient care in early 2013.

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.