MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 8/1/2002 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Kelsey-Seybold Sponsors Prime of Our Lives Women’s Educational Program Page ContentWHATPrime of Our Lives is a new interactive educational program designed to discuss health topics of importance to women 45 years and older. Participants will meet once a month for a lunchtime roundtable seminar at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s main campus. Each session costs $5 and includes lunch with advance registration. Topics to be covered during the five-month series include: “Understanding Menopause and Making Choices” - July 30, 2002“Mental Health: The Path to Self-Awareness” - August 27, 2002“Putting Your Heart Into Your Health” - September 24, 2002“Cancer: Understanding and Managing Your Risks” - October 22, 2002“Keeping Healthy Bones, Muscles and Joints” - November 19, 2002 WHYPrime of Our Lives began as an internal program for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s female employees. Because of a positive response by employees who described the program as informative and empowering, the program is now being offered to the general public. Through this program, participants learn about risk factors for certain diseases, become more knowledgeable about how to take care of changing health needs, share common experiences with other women, learn how to become an active participant in decision-making with one’s healthcare provider. WHENNoon to 1:30 p.m. on each of the following dates:Tuesday, July 30Tuesday, August 27Tuesday, September 24Tuesday, October 22Tuesday, November 19(Classes may be registered for individually) WHERE Kelsey-Seybold ClinicMain Campus2727 HolcombeHouston, TX 77025 TO REGISTER: Contact Tammie Anderson at 713-442-0305 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.