Throughout our seventh decade, Kelsey-Seybold continued to meet the growing demands of patients and employers, adding multispecialty clinics throughout the Greater Houston area - Cinco Ranch Clinic, Shadow Creek Ranch Clinic, Downtown at The Shops Clinic, Meyerland Plaza Clinic - and our nationally accredited Kelsey-Seybold Sleep Center. Many existing clinics moved into newly constructed buildings that ushered in a more visible, welcoming environment with beautifully tiled floors, an iconic rotunda, and expanded patient services. This period of expansion represented a $250 million investment to add services and specialties to make care more convenient for patients. new state-of-the-art locations include Pasadena Clinic, Pearland Clinic, Clear Lake Clinic, Sumer Creek Clinic, The Woodlands Clinic, Katy Clinic, and Sienna Plantation. Our administrative office moved to a newly constructed four-story building in Pearland, and in 2015, we opened the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's nationally accredited Cancer Center, the first in Houston and one of 200 in the nation to offer cancer treatment using Varian's Edge™, the latest technology in radiation therapy and radiosurgery.
Sixteen Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations were named Level 3 Medical Homes, a highly prestigious designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) - and earned the Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award recognizing outstanding physician practices in the use of health information technology to improve preventative healthcare.
Meanwhile, Kelsey-Seybold was hard at work enhancing the technology available to patients and staff, completing our final conversion from paper records to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, growing MyKelseyOnline to 150,000 members, launching AppointmentsNow, and introducing Virtual Health services for KelseyCare and United Charter Health Plan members.
With moving forward also comes a time to say goodbye. In 2010, Dr. John Kelsey died at the age of 88. In 2013, one year after celebrating Dr. Mavis Kelsey's 100th birthday, Kelsey-Seybold and Houston mourned the passing and celebrated the life and legacy of Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D. In 2017, after nearly four decades as a key member of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's medical and executive teams, Dr. Spencer Berthelsen retired as Managing Director and Internal Medicine physician. Tony Lin, M.D., was named Chairman of the Board in 2017 after serving as Chairman Designate for five years alongside Dr. Berthelsen. Dr. Lin now serves dual roles as Chairman of the Board of Managers and Managing Director of the Clinic.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic as a healthcare pioneer was garnering national recognition. In 2012, we were named the nation's first accredited Accountable Care Organization by the prestigious National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and recertified in 2016. We remain the only organization in Houston to receive this certification. Our national recognition shines a spotlight on the ACO model of care - which is focused on the Triple Aim of evidence-based care and appropriate levels of care in the right setting with the most appropriate provider, better outcomes, and lower total medical cost - and is gaining momentum as a cure for what ails modern medicine.
In 2018, KelseyCare Advantage celebrated a milestone: 10 years of delivering high-quality care to plan members. Our Medicare Advantage plan has experienced tremendous growth, from 2,200 members its first year to more than 32,000 today. The plan is the only plan in Texas rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the fourth time (and third time in a row) it has received the highest 5-star rating.
With all that Kelsey-Seybold has accomplished in its first 70 years, it’s exciting to envision what we can do together into the future. In our short yet storied history, Dr. Mavis Kelsey’s vision was not only realized – but surpassed. This is a testament to his devotion to caring, to the people of Kelsey-Seybold, and to the pioneering spirit we all share to change the way health cares.
Thank you for being part of this incredible, seven-decade journey, for your dedication to our patients, and for continuing the vision of Kelsey-Seybold's innovative model of delivering value-driven, evidence-based, transformative care.