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Rachelle Khalaf
Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
2/28/2014
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Main Campus Undergoes Expansion Project

HOUSTON (February 28, 2014) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's Main Campus is undergoing a $30 million expansion and renovation that will enhance patient care and add new services for those seeking comprehensive, coordinated cancer treatment. This expansion is part of a nearly $200 million capital investment Kelsey-Seybold will make in the Houston area by early 2015.
 
Clinic expansion will consist of construction of a new 48,000-square-foot wing on the west side of the Clinic near Brompton Street.  When completed in the spring of 2015, the new addition will house:
The nationally accredited Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center comprised of:

  • A new Radiation Therapy Center, featuring Varian's True Beam™, an accurate and more precise treatment system that minimizes exposure to nearby healthy tissue,
  • A new PET CT suite for diagnostic testing and treatment planning,
  • Expanded area for Hematology/Oncology,
  • Expanded Infusion Center brightened by large window views, as well as
  • Executive Health services.
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery services.
  •  Neurology services.


"We're pleased to bring Radiation Therapy services to our Cancer Center – where 'Healing Happens Here' – and to grow other specialties and diagnostic services. This expansion will foster greater collaboration between Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, General Surgery, Breast Reconstruction - post mastectomy, Urology and Pulmonary Medicine," said Tejash "TJ" Patel, M.D., Chief,  Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center.
"Our focus remains on providing Houston families with high-quality, coordinated care that's convenient and compassionate," said Brinda Springfield, Director of Ambulatory Care Operation. "The Main Campus expansion is a huge undertaking that we are all excited about. The new services that will be offered will complement our current amenities and will help us meet the increased demand from our patients. These new additions will truly build on the cohesiveness of our current offerings." 
 
Throughout construction, patients will have access to:
360 free, self-parking spaces. Free valet service, available in the garage breezeway.Patient pickup and drop-off only – located at the west back entrance.

Patient access to Kelsey Pharmacy and the availability of Saturday lab appointments will remain unchanged. Kelsey-Seybold recommends that patients allow 15 extra minutes for parking and checking in for their appointments.
The Main Campus expansion was designed by Page architects. The Linbeck Group, LLC has been named the general contractor for this project.

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 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, 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.