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9/20/2017
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Donates to City of Pearland Employee Relief Fund

 

HOUSTON (Sept., 20, 2017) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic presents a check for $5,000 to the City of Pearland Employee Relief Fund on Monday, September 18 at the Pearland Police Department in support of city employees impacted by the recent flooding.

“As the largest private employer in Pearland, Kelsey-Seybold is proud to partner with the City of Pearland in an effort to assist city employees who were affected by the recent floods,” said John Lyle, Vice President of Operations, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “We hope that our donation helps employees and their family get back on their feet and on the road to recovery sooner.”

To date, more than 70 City of Pearland employees have identified some level of property damage after Hurricane Harvey, with requests for assistance coming in daily.

“We have many affected public employees that worked through the event and continue to give of themselves to our community while dealing with great personal loss,” said Roland Garcia, Asst. Chief, Community Risk Reduction, City of Pearland. “We are grateful for this contribution from Kelsey-Seybold. This contribution will assist our employees as they begin to reestablish reliable transportation, restore their homes, and rebuild their lives.”

“Our employees are our greatest asset and we are heartbroken by the losses that some of them sustained during this unprecedented weather event,” said Michelle Graham, Director of Human Resources, City of Pearland. “We established this relief fund to support our employees and give others the opportunity show them how we care about them and their well-being. Kelsey-Seybold has always been an active corporate citizen. This donation will enable us to help our employees affected by the flooding in a meaningful way.”

 


Left-Right: Michelle Graham, Director of Human Resources, City of Pearland; John Lyle, Vice President of Operations, Kelsey-Seybold; James Hoyle, M.D., Medical Director, Kelsey-Seybold; Clay Pearson, City Manager, City of Pearland; Nylia Carbone, Payroll Specialist, City of Pearland; Roland Garcia, Asst. Chief of Community Risk Reduction, City of Pearland

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.