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10/16/2007
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Lance Armstrong Visits Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to Support Proposition 15


Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong enjoyed a guided tour from Dr. James Hoyle, medical director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, and Dr. Grace Butler, president of Hope Through Grace, a local cancer awareness organization. Armstrong visited Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Main Campus to rally voters and cancer survivors to support Proposition 15 on Tuesday, Oct. 16, during a stop on his statewide bus tour.
 
Seven-time Tour de France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong and several policymakers and medical leaders recently collaborated to strike an unprecedented blow against cancer. Armstrong visited Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Main Campus and rallied visitors to support Prop. 15, which would allocate $3 billion in state funds to cancer research.
 
Dr. Grace Butler, president of Hope Through Grace, a Houston-based cancer outreach non-profit organization, receives a hug from fellow cancer survivor Lance Armstrong during a visit to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Main Campus. Armstrong and several policymakers and medical leaders recently collaborated to strike an unprecedented blow against cancer. Armstrong and Butler urged visitors to support Prop. 15 during a brief visit to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Main Campus. Also pictured: Dr. James Hoyle, medical director, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

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.