MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 2/9/2015 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Victor Simms, M.D., Appointed to Chief of Internal Medicine Page Content HOUSTON (February 09, 2015) – In a recent announcement, Victor Simms, M.D., an internal medicine doctor at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Pasadena has been appointed by the Kelsey-Seybold Board of Directors to Chief of the Internal Medicine Department. Dr. Simms is a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Board Member, a liaison to the contact center for the Internal Medicine Department and also holds the title of Managing Physician of the Pasadena clinic. He previously served as an Internal Medicine Associate Chief. "Dr. Simms has demonstrated his management skills through his many appointments both within our organization and in the community," said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., managing director and chairman of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "This appointment signifies the next phase of Dr. Simms' career at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and further positions him as a leader and mentor in our organization." 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 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 28 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, 18 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.