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5/19/2016
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey Research Foundation Honors Dr. Spencer Berthelsen at 22nd Annual Golf Classic

Funds raised will benefit patient education and research programs
           
HOUSTON (May 19, 2016) - On May 2, Kelsey Research Foundation scored a hole-in-one at its 22nd Annual Golf Classic, raising $237,000. The event was held at the Quail Valley Golf Club where more than 200 golfers hit the links. 

Funds raised through the Annual Golf Classic benefit Kelsey Research Foundation, the research affiliate of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Houston's largest community-based multispecialty physician group.

"Kelsey Research Foundation has raised millions of dollars in support of a variety of research projects and patient education and support programs," said Dr. Herbert DuPont, president and CEO of Kelsey Research Foundation. "The money raised this year will help us continue our organization's mission to fund exciting and promising research and programs that are meaningful to Houston-area residents."

This year, Kelsey Research Foundation selected Spencer Berthelsen, managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, as the honorary chairman of the tournament. Kelsey Research Foundation's newest initiative – the Program for the Restoration of Intestinal Microbiota – is named in honor of Dr. Berthelsen and his unwavering commitment to the foundation and improving healthcare in the Greater Houston area.  
           
Top sponsors of this year's tournament included: Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Gamma Construction and NRG Energy, Inc.  
           
"This golf tournament wouldn't be what it is today without the generous donations from our sponsors – and our volunteers," said Ashley Alexander, executive director, Kelsey Research Foundation. "The Golf Classic was a resounding success because of the commitment of many – sponsors, volunteers, and golfers."

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.