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Kiska Workman
Director, Marketing and Communications
MEDIA: 713-442-5332
11/19/2009
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold's Web Site Earns National Recognition Award


Best Site Design, Overall Site Awards Earned for Improvements
 
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's website, Kelsey-Seybold.com, has been recognized as a leader among hundreds of Web sites competing in the 13th annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Among Kelsey-Seybold's accolades is a Gold Award for Best Site Design in the Medical Practice/Clinic Category, and a Silver Award for Best Overall Site.
 
"Our patients are increasingly using online resources and technology to get information and manage their health care needs," says Dr. Spencer Berthelsen, board chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We're making it easier for our patients to quickly access the information they need, through streamlined design, easy navigation and robust content."
 
Ann Cook, Vice President of Business Development, leads Kelsey-Seybold's online communications team that includes Barbara Faber, Acting Senior Manager and Web Content Manager; Hugo Galicia, Webmaster; Valerie Clifton, Marketing Writer; and Andrew Kaminsky, Manager, Creative Production and Design.
 
The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize the very best Web sites of 17 industry classifications, including health care organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, suppliers and business improvement initiatives.
 
The awards program is sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a health care communications trade publication. The media group received more than 1,100 entries from more than 200 health care organizations, which were evaluated by 116 judges.

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.