New Memorial Villages team, patients excited on opening of new campus

“Fantabulous!” is how Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care Services, described how it felt to be working at the new Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Memorial Villages Campus on opening day.

The five-story campus is easily seen by drivers on the north side of I-10 between Loop 610 West and Beltway 8, a prominent location for our first new campus location built under our strategic growth plan to improve access to highly specialized care in target regions across the Greater Houston area.

Providers and staff celebrate opening day at Memorial Villages Campus.

“We’re so excited to be in a brand-new building,” Carla said of the 125,000-square-foot campus at 1001 Campbell Road in Spring Valley Village. “Everyone – doctors, nurses, and support staff – is truly proud of this significant investment by Kelsey-Seybold.”

The opening of Memorial Villages Campus on Mon., Aug. 8, was no small undertaking.  Preparing for the first patients required a team approach to meet the opening day deadline.

: Christine Le, DO (left), Family Medicine, and Jennifer Lai, MD, Pediatrics, are ready to greet patients.

Family Medicine practitioner Christine Le, D.O., said we are “enjoying the beautiful, spacious, light-filled rooms and welcoming atmosphere” at the new campus.

Shane Magee, MD, Managing Physician, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Memorial Villages Campus, visits with Jed Goodall, the first patient on opening day.

Jed Goodall eagerly watched as Memorial Villages Campus was built. “I’m amazed how fast it was completed,” said Jed, a Kelsey-Seybold patient for 25 years. “It’s convenient and the access to parking was so easy.”

Teams from across the organization worked together to help make opening day a special experience.

Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care; Amairany Uriostegui Tadeo, CMA II; Jenifer Wiltz, LVN III; Jocelyn Fletcher, LVN III; Naquatta Doucet, LVN I; Ashley Scurlock, CMA II; and Meagan Zeigenbein, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics, celebrate opening day.

“Our patients today are sharing their excitement about this beautiful space and the positive energy of the clinic staff. Opening today was only made possible because of the dedication of our entire organization,” said Shane Magee, MD, Managing Physician, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Memorial Villages Campus.

Memorial Villages Campus has space for up to 50 providers to provide comprehensive primary and specialty care for adults and children.

(Left Group) Annette Hernandez, Medical Imaging Supervisor; Valerie Spain, Administrative Services Supervisor II; Sabrina Taylor, Administrative Services Supervisor; and Hoang-Ha "Ha" Phan, Medical Imaging Manager; (Right Group) Meagan Zeigenbein, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics; Cathy Cunningham, Regional Director of Medical Imaging; Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care; Shane Magee, MD, Managing Physician, display the opening day banner.

“We’re so visible and open to more patients,” said Rohan Wagle, MD, Cardiology. “It’s nice for the members of the community to visit us as a one-stop shop. They can see their primary care docs and specialties, do their lab work and X-rays, and then get back to their busy lives.”

Sonne Peoples, LVN III; Qwanisha "Nisha" Lewis, CMA I; Jordan Harrison, MA II, offer a friendly greeting.

Memorial Villages Campus offers patients care in a variety of specialties including Allergy/Immunology, Audiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Orthopedics, PM&R, Podiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, General Surgery, and Urology. And in a few months, the Memorial Villages Campus Ambulatory Surgery Center will also formally open to treat patients who need outpatient surgical care.

“Patients who come here will have nearly all the healthcare services they could need in a lifetime,” said Dr. Magee.  “That’s what sets us apart. Our doctors and providers are committed to seeing their patients through all phases of their lives and we can’t build these lifelong, trusting relationships without the help and support of the entire organization. We’re one team and there’s no greater proof of that than today’s opening.”

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