MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 12/19/2012 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Woman’s Hospital Elects New President of Medical Staff Page Content Dr. Earl J. Lombard, II to Serve Two-Year Term Houston, TX, Dec 19, 2012―Earl J. Lombard II, M.D., has been elected President of the Medical Staff at The Woman's Hospital of Texas (TWHT). Dr. Lombard is an obstetrician/ gynecologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic-Woman's Center. TWHT has a long-standing relationship with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Dr. Lombard brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this role," said Woman's CEO Linda Russell. "It is no surprise that our physicians elected him to the highest leadership position among the medical staff. He embodies our mission of providing compassionate, exceptional care to the women and infants we serve." Dr. Lombard has served Woman's Hospital in several capacities, including Secretary of the Medical Executive Committee from 2008 to 2010, Vice President of the Medical Executive Committee from 2010 to 2011, and President-Elect of the Medical Executive Committee from 2011 to 2012. During his two-year term, Lombard will lead the Medical Staff at Woman's and serve on The Board of Trustees. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. Dr Lombard completed his OB-GYN residency at Tulane University. When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Lombard enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with his family. About the Woman's Hospital of Texas The Woman's Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman's offers a full range of women's services, including breakthrough developments inminimally invasive surgerysuch as Robotic Surgery, andurogynecology. The hospital has an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries. Since its inception, Woman's has welcomed over 200,000 babies into the world and delivers more babies in Houston than any other hospital. Our experienced physicians specialize in high-risk deliveries, from handling preemies weighing less than 1,500 grams to offering a comprehensive Multiples Clinic for women having twins, triplets, or more. In addition, the Woman's Hospital of Texas was twice named a top performer in quality and safety measures by the Joint Commission, and has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Visit our website at www.womanshospital.com 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.