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Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
7/5/2016
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Donates to Area Flood Victims

​​HOUSTON (July 5, 2016) – On Friday, July 1, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic employees rallied around community members in Fort Bend, Brazoria and Montgomery counties affected by the recent flooding and donated more than 1,500 lbs of much needed items to four local organizations. 

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 3000 employees were asked to drop off donations at any of the 20 Kelsey-Seybold locations or at the Kelsey-Seybold Pearland Administrative Building. 

Organizations accepting Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's donations include: 
Multi-Agency Recovery Center in ​​Fort Bend
Brazoria County Dream Center
Interfaith of The Woodlands
SPCA of Brazoria County​​

"Kelsey-Seybold's culture has always been one of caring. Our employees exemplify this professionally when working with our patients but also personally. Everyone pitched in and donated what they could to make this campaign a success," said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We hope that our contributions help those affected by the floods." 

For the hundreds of families affected by the floods, recovery efforts will continue for months and employees were asked to donate essential items like: diapers and wipes, apparel, cleaning supplies, food, pet supplies and personal grooming items. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic employees donated more than 100 cans of baby formula, 500 bars of soap, 300 containers of shampoo, 1700 diapers and more than 100 rolls of paper towels.  

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 480 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, 17 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.