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PRESIDENT'S LETTER W elcome to the latest issue of NTX Magazine, published by the North Texas Commission! This is an issue we’ve been wanting to do for some time: examining health and wellness in North Texas. Not only do we look at the hospitals spanning our region – and with nearly 100 meeting residents’ healthcare needs – but we feature unique programs that bring care to the patients. We also look at how architecture and construction firms bring state-of-the-art design to our newest healthcare facilities. A PROFILE OF THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH REGION STAFF Outgoing President and CEO James D. Spaniolo There is a focus on educating our doctors and nurses. With a rapidly growing population, the need for caregivers to keep the pace is important. Higher education institutions across North Texas offer a multitude of programs to fill that need, including a new medical school opening in 2019. President and CEO Chris E. Wallace Vice President, Communications Once we educate our doctors and nurses, many of them stay here; but we also have numerous medical professionals flocking to North Texas. Here they find a strong quality of life and hospital systems that support their practices. And, attracting the best of the best means North Texans have access to exceptional care. Kimberly Walton Vice President, Development and Community Relations Amber Zuckerman So, welcome to North Texas. We hope you’ll find that it’s a great place to grow. Director of Personnel and Accounting Dawn Miller Marketing and Events Coordinator Holly Norris James D. Spaniolo Outgoing North Texas Commission President and CEO Graphic Design Dennard, Lacey & Associates Writers I echo my predecessor in welcoming you to North Texas. Like some of you, I’m a recent “re-plant” having come back to the North Texas area after spending several years in our state’s capital, and I’m thrilled to be back in North Texas and serving as the President/CEO of the North Texas Commission. Rachel Hedstrom Amy Schultz Copyeditor Christina Weeks This piece, NTX Magazine, shares the story of our region through the eyes of the leaders who make it special. For this issue, we’re looking at the growing healthcare industry; the need for healthcare providers and facilities to accommodate our monumental growth. Committee Chairman, Stephen Tolerico, Sewell Automotive Companies NTX Magazine is published in the U.S. by the following: I look forward to welcoming you all to the region and assisting in any way I can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office if there is anything we can do. North Texas Commission P.O. Box 610246 DFW Airport, TX 75261 972-621-0400 www.ntc-dfw.org Sincerely, SUMMER 2018 VOLUME 9 WWW.NTC-DFW.ORG “My wife and I have a long-term investment in the growth of our community and the relationships we have with the people of Cedar Hill. That is why we live, work, and worship in this wonderful city.” 2 With its low cost of doing business, ample workforce, low-risk location, and attractive quality of life, Cedar Hill is experiencing an influx of both startups and established companies. For growth-minded companies looking to expand into the Dallas market, locating to the City could pay handsome dividends. We take a fresh, natural approach to development and welcome companies to come see why there’s greener pastures in the City of Cedar Hill. Ben Brezina, Frisco Economic Development Corporation Corey Davison, Tenet Healthcare Walter Gaman, Healthcare Associates of Texas Paul Hain, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Matt Moore, C hildren’s Health of Texas Stephen O’Brien, Texas Health Resources Mark Riordan, Texas Health Resources This is just one lens with which to look at North Texas. If you step back you’ll see that it’s a vibrant, growing region of 7.4 million people with a new person added every 3.6 minutes. You’ll find that our economy is diverse and that we’ve got an international airport that reaches all major continents. And, you’ll find that our local elected officials are truly warm and open, and eager to work with businesses. © 2018 North Texas Commission. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher. Culturally, economically, and geographically, Cedar Hill’s appeal is broad and palpable. The prime location within the metro is a key strength, with easy access to major thoroughfares, DFW International Airport, and the International Inland Port of Dallas; providing a competitive advantage with business logistics, as well as transit options for citizens and visitors alike. EDITORIAL BOARD And, while healthcare is vital to the wellness of a region and its citizens, the business of healthcare keeps our economy humming with an $18.4 billion in labor income in our region and employing nearly 300,000 people. In short, the North Texas region is a healthcare mecca. Chris E. Wallace North Texas Commission President and CEO Located at the highest elevation, among rolling hills just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Cedar Hill is situated in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the United States, poised with tremendous opportunity. ON THE COVER: Healthcare in North Texas is exceeding all growth expectations – not only for employment, but also for new innovative healthcare systems. Photo: © Chanawit | Dreamstime.com Art: Dennard, Lacey & Associates Abdiel & Rosemary Ruiz Ruiz Financial Solutions 972.291.5132 • CHEDC@CEDARHILLTX.COM • CEDARHILLEDC.COM