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MEDIA CONTACT(S):
Kiska Workman
Director, Marketing and Communications
MEDIA: 713-442-5332
7/18/2007
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Waste Management Unveil Free Wellness Station for Downtown Houston Employees


Take five to stay alive.

In just five minutes – confidentially and at no charge -- you can know your numbers – the numbers that help keep you healthy. You may be surprised to know that 29 million American men suffer from high blood pressure, while 50 million men have high cholesterol and eight million others have diabetes. Many are unaware of a problem because they often don't observe any symptoms and may not make preventive health a priority.
 
Waste Management, Inc., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Kelsey Research Foundation are working together to promote health awareness and help downtown Houston's workforce get quick, free health updates in just five minutes. The first of several "Know Your Numbers" Wellness Stations is now open in the downtown tunnel system at 1001 Fannin. These stations provide a FREE, convenient way to get important health numbers, including blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Information is stored safely and securely online for convenient access and confidential tracking. In the months ahead, additional wellness stations will be introduced throughout the tunnel system.
 
Make your health a priority today. Stop by the Wellness Station in the tunnel under First City Tower and take five to know your numbers! Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, with its Houston Center Clinic conveniently located in the heart of downtown and 17 other locations where you live, work and play, wants you to know your numbers and get on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
 
For more information, call 713-442-5418 or log on to kelsey-seybold.com.

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.