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Memorial Villages Business Reception Showcases New Campus to Community

After years of planning, Kelsey-Seybold celebrated the opening of its first regional campus, Memorial Villages, with a business reception. Over 100 business owners and community leaders attended. They toured the new facility, heard from our Chairman and CEO Dr. Tony Lin, and enjoyed dinner and dessert.

“Seeing this event come together feels like crossing the finish line of a marathon,” said Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care. “We have benefited from the work we have put into opening this campus and making this event a reality. Everyone here is excited to be at that finish line.”

The event included a Houston West Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. From left: Meagan Zeigenbein, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care, Memorial Villages; Kari Werner, President, Houston West Chamber of Commerce; Shane Magee, MD, Managing Physician, Memorial Villages; and Tony Lin, MD, Chairman and CEO, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Guests included Kari Werner, President of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce; Spring Valley Villages Mayor Marcus Vajdos; Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin; and Amy Peck, Houston City Council Member, District A.

Mayor Pro-Tem Martin is excited there are more care options in Houston for the city’s employees and residents.

“A great number of Houston employees are Kelsey-Seybold patients, which means they now have another option for care. I love Kelsey-Seybold’s business model: you bring care to the patients instead of making the patients travel for it,” he said.

The event kicked off with an outdoor ribbon cutting that included Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and local leadership. From left: Kenneth Janis, MHA/MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Spring Valley Villages Mayor Marcus Vajdos; Tony Lin, MD, Chairman and CEO, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin; Amy Peck, Houston City Council Member, District A; Victor Simms, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Medical Director of Clinical Operations, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Shane Magee, MD, Managing Physician, Memorial Villages Campus; Aaron Carlson, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

The event included dinner catered by Hungry’s and a tour of the new campus. The 125,000-square-foot campus is one of the largest of Kelsey-Seybold’s new campuses. It offers both primary and specialty care as well as expanded ancillary services, including diagnostics and laboratory, with plans to open an Ambulatory Surgery Center on the fifth floor in early 2023.

“It’s great feeling to be part of this community and to showcase our campus. Our care is very patient-centered, and I think the patients will appreciate that as they get to know us,” said Dr. Magee.

Dr. Magee (left) introduced Dr. Lin and welcomed guests to the event.

Dr. Lin thanked everyone for attending and gave a special thanks to the staff, physicians, and leadership who played a role in getting Memorial Villages open and serving the community.

“I know it is only through our collaborative effort that we are able to open this campus and have this event,” Dr. Lin said. “Thank you to our incredible team – you are the reason why Kelsey-Seybold is successful every day.”

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