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Kiska Workman
Director, Marketing and Communications
MEDIA: 713-442-5332
8/7/2007
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Waste Management Team Up for Health


Wellness Stations Offer Free, Convenient Health Screening in Tunnels
 
Making the cut: Waste Management leadership, along with staff from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Kelsey Research Foundation and the Houston major league baseball team celebrate and officially open the new "Know Your Numbers" Wellness Station in the downtown tunnel system. In just five minutes—confidentially and at no charge—downtown workers can get blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and other tests that reveal important numbers for staying healthy. Information is stored safely and securely online for convenient access and confidential tracking. Users may then log on to www.lifeclinic.com, to print out their personal reports and share them with their physicians.
 
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Kerri Charles, Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Houston Center; Chris Sampson, Houston Astros' pitcher; Larry O'Donnell, President and COO, Waste Management; and Dr. Ben Hoffman, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Waste Management.
 
Dr. Ben Hoffman, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Waste Management; Larry O'Donnell, President and COO, Waste Management; Chris Sampson, Houston Astros' pitcher and Dr. Kerri Charles, Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Houston Center enjoy the festivities during the Aug. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new "Know Your Numbers" Wellness Station in the downtown tunnel system. Downtown workers and visitors now have convenient access to several free health screenings, including blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI) and pulse oxygen.
 
Houston Astros' pitcher Chris Sampson is the first to try out the new Wellness Station during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the downtown tunnels. Waste Management, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Kelsey Research Foundation collaborated to provide a free, convenient health screening kiosk to downtown workers. The station is located beneath First City Tower and is the first of several to be installed downtown.

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.