MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 4/22/2016 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content KSC Offers Free Blood Pressure Screenings Page ContentCommunity members are invited to visit one of five clinics May 2-6 for a free health screeningWHAT: Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership have teamed up to improve awareness of the importance of managing blood pressure. One of the greatest barriers to maintaining good blood pressure is knowing whether or not your blood pressure is within the right range! Kelsey-Seybold will open doors at five locations across the Greater Houston area and invite community members to have their blood pressure taken as part of a health screening. Onsite nursing staff will share educational information about how to improve blood pressure. WHY: As a major contributor to heart disease, a leading cause of death in the United States, high blood pressure (HBP) has become an alarming health concern for as many as one in three American adults, who now face increased risks for chronic kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack/heart failure. WHEN/ WHERE: Monday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Clear Lake Clinic 1010 South Ponds Drive, Webster, 77598 Tuesday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tanglewood Clinic 1111 Augusta Drive, Houston, 77057 Wednesday, May 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Main Campus 2727 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77025 Thursday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Spring Clinic 15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive, Suite 100, Houston, 77014 Friday, May 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fort Bend Clinic 11555 University Blvd., Sugar Land, 77478 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 25 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.