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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Celebrates 75 Years of Care, Innovation and Growth

HOUSTON (May 13, 2024) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic celebrates today 75 years of delivering compassionate, evidence-based care for patients in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic was founded March 15, 1949, by Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D., when he opened an office in the Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Kelsey was trained at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., which was founded in 1919 on the principle that doctors should practice medicine using a team approach. Dr. Kelsey believed in this model of care and aspired to develop a multispecialty practice in Houston focused on evidence-based, coordinated care.

Seventy-five years later, Dr. Kelsey’s one-person practice is 850-providers strong, represents more than 65 medical specialties and cares for half a million patients annually at 40 locations throughout the Greater Houston area.

“When I think about enduring relationships, few are as important as the relationship between a physician and patient. It has been our honor to serve patients and communities in Houston and the surrounding areas for 75 years,” said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman and CEO, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Kelsey-Seybold was established on the founding principles that health care is better for patients if providers work closely together to coordinate care. Seventy-five years later, our system is caring for patients in this very same way.”

Over just the last five years, Kelsey-Seybold has:

“Our 75-year legacy is that we have always focused on what’s right, which is putting the patient at the center of all we do. It was central to what Dr. Kelsey envisioned for his practice all those years ago and it still is today,” said Donnie Aga, M.D., chief medical officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “We have built a strong foundation that has allowed us to innovate and bring programs and services that help patients stay well, prevent and manage chronic conditions and access care at the appropriate site of care.”

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 850 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 40 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65+ 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, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, 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 eight 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 is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic achieved a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 91. NPS is the global standard for measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. An NPS score of 70 or higher is considered by industry experts to be "world class" and an indicator of overwhelming customer loyalty.

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