Kelsey-Seybold Clinic leaders and guests remarked on the importance of serving the community at the Pasadena Clinic ribbon cutting on Oct. 29.
“We’re so happy to be here celebrating the expansion of this clinic with you. Everyone is so supportive of your group and the good work you do here every day caring for our community,” said Andrea Nguyen, Director of Community Relations at Pasadena ISD and Executive Director of the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation.
Pasadena Mayor Jeff Wagner, Precinct 2 Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, and Vonnie Conde, Pasadena ISD human resources benefits manager, joined Kelsey-Seybold leaders for the ribbon cutting, and all reflected on the importance of the quality of care Pasadena Clinic brings to the community.
“It’s crucial we have high-quality healthcare options for our citizens in Pasadena, especially as Pasadena is one of the biggest cities in Harris County,” Mayor Wagner said. “Kelsey-Seybold is proving its commitment to our community with the impressive expansion of Pasadena Clinic. It’s a blessing that Kelsey-Seybold is providing expert specialty care so close to home.”
“Today’s ceremony acknowledges an extraordinary accomplishment,” Dr. Simms said. “This expansion, as well as the recent and upcoming clinic openings in Baytown, North Channel, and Gulfgate, make Kelsey-Seybold the first major healthcare provider with locations that surround the Ship Channel and its employment base to the north, south, east, and west.”
Dr. Simms also spoke about how the Pasadena Clinic serves generations of Kelsey-Seybold patients in the area.
Two such patients are Tommy and Frankie Smith, who were at the clinic to receive their COVID-19 booster shots.
“We’ve been patients at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena for a long time,” said Frankie. “Everyone here is so professional and friendly.”
After Dr. Simms’ remarks, the group moved outside for photos. After the photos, Commissioner Garcia remarked on the importance of quality healthcare.
“To hear that Kelsey-Seybold is making an investment in the Pasadena community is music to my ears. It doesn’t get any better than giving more people the option to receive quality care close to home.”
The expansion of Pasadena Clinic added more on-site specialty services, including additional rotations in adult primary care, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology, OB/GYN, and Dermatology, as well as new rotations in Surgery, Podiatry, Urology, and Rheumatology. The 17,000 square-feet expansion also includes an extension of the lobby, a second ultrasound room, a third X-ray room, and a second procedure room, as well as an on-site sleep consult room and a pulmonary testing lab.
The new expansion helps Kelsey-Seybold Clinic carry out its mission of providing more affordable healthcare to people locally. By providing these quality services at locations convenient to patients, we help alleviate the burden put on local, taxpayer-driven services, said Stuart Cayer, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics.
“One of the many roles of local officials is to ensure access to affordable and high-quality healthcare, which in turn reduces the costs of EMS and police assistance,” Stuart said. “This is especially true for those with chronic conditions. We’re happy to partner with all of our local officials to bring more high-quality, affordable healthcare to Pasadena and the other communities we serve.”
Just as Kelsey-Seybold strives to serve local populations, the Clinic also works to build relationships with local officials, said Ann Cook, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.
“It’s so important for us to be a part of the community,” Ann said. “Our elected officials in the school district and city do such a good job, and we want them to know what we are doing as a Clinic and as a local business leader. Kelsey-Seybold wants to support and serve the community.”