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Dip in oce, retail market slows appraisal growth

PROGRAM STATS Enrollment numbers for Richardson ISD’s Healthcare Careers Academy is projected to grow by more than 37% since it was formed in 2019.

BY ERICK PIRAYESH

Despite a surging housing market, the overall value of taxable property in Richardson is set to see its smallest yearly increase in a decade, according to city ocials. Estimated values released by both Dallas and Col- lin central appraisal districts show Richardson’s prop- erty values growing by just shy of 1% in 2020, revenue CONTINUED ON 18 CHANGE IN TAXABLE VALUE The city’s scal year 2021-22 budget is poised to see its lowest increase in property value growth in a decade, according to appraisal district estimates. This is largely due to a decline in some commercial activity, city ocials said.

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patient who was bleeding from the carotid artery, Grossman said he remembers feeling shaky even as everything seemed to be going in slow-motion. He recalled watching the other nurses and doctors in the ICU collaborating to save the patient. “It got me [to] realize how beautiful the art of CONTINUED ON 14

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When he was a senior in Richardson ISD’s Healthcare Careers Academy, Nathan Grossman helped save a patient’s life during a clinical rota- tion in the intensive care unit at Methodist Rich- ardson Medical Center. After a nurse told him to hold pressure on a

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FROMOLIVIA: In Richardson, commercial properties make up 60% of the city’s tax base. This is a good thing for residents because it means a greater share of the property tax burden is shouldered by businesses. But the coronavirus pandemic led to an uptick in commercial vacancies, which has had a negative eect on the city’s overall property valuation. Read more about this trend in a story that begins on our front cover and continues on Page 18. Olivia Lueckemeyer, EDITOR

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with information on the new location, amenities and member rates is open in front of the future gym. The North Dallas-Richardson location expects to have a children’s club, a free weight center, a cardio center, group exercise classes, personal training, showers and hydromassage beds. 469-399-1720. www.texasfamilytness.com 7 Ace’s Sports Hangar is hoping to hold a soft opening for its new CityLine location at 1250 State St., Ste. 800, Richardson, in early July with a grand opening celebration to follow this sum- mer. In addition to a full bar serving craft cocktails, beer and wine, the eatery will oer menu items such as burgers, wings, catsh, sandwiches and salads. Ace’s Sports Hangar also plans to have regular entertainment ranging from poker nights to live trivia, karaoke and guest DJs. A phone number is not yet available. Find Ace’s Sports Hangar on Facebook. 8 Salad and Go plans to open new locations on Richardson’s western edge in the Spring Creek Village development and on Campbell Road east of US 75 in the coming months. The location at A 14909 N. Coit Road, Dallas, is expected to open later this summer. The location at B 850 E. Campbell Road is slated to open June 28. The drive-thru restaurant oers made-to-order salads, wraps, soups, breakfast burritos and drinks. www.saladandgo.com/dallas 9 Transwestern Development Co. is planning to build The Exchange , a 300,000-square-foot oce building in the CityLine development in Rich- ardson. The six-story Class A oce property is slated to be a joint venture between TDC and BC Station Partners. Construction will commence once a tenant is secured for the building. The Exchange will be located near the southeast corner of the intersection of North Central Expressway and President George Bush Turnpike. 713-270-7700. www.transwesterndevelopment.com RELOCATIONS 10 Centre For Dance relocated to a new facility in Richardson on May 1. The dance studio, which was located just west of Richardson on Campbell Road, is now operating at 2080 N. Collins Blvd.

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COMING SOON 3 Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. , also known as GAPCo, is targeting an early Au- gust opening for its new location at 520 Lockwood Drive, Richardson. The eatery originally hoped to open its Richardson location by the end of 2020, but delays related to construction and the corona- virus pandemic pushed back its opening. GAPCo oers made-from-scratch pizzas with thin, crispy crust and homemade sauce. The business has a Facebook page for its Richardson location where it is providing updates on its progress. 214-826-5404 (Greenville location). www.facebook.com/gapcorichardson 4 Dutch Bros Coee plans to open a drive-thru location by the end of the year at 819 W. Arapaho Drive, Richard- son. A special permit to allow the coee shop near the southwest corner of West Arapaho Road and West Shore Drive was

approved by Richardson City Council in March. The area had been previously zoned for commercial use. With more than 400 locations across 11 states, the Oregon-based drive-thru coee company serves specialty coee, smoothies, freez- es, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coee. www.dutchbros.com 5 A new Storage 365 facility is sched- uled to open within the next 90 days at 350 Buckingham Road, Richardson. The facility, which will be located near the corner of South Greenville Avenue and Buckingham Road, is expected to have three to ve retail spots underneath the self-storage units that can be leased out by separate businesses. 469-600-8830. www.storage365.us 6 Texas Family Fitness expects to open in mid-July at 1361 W. Campbell Road, Richardson. A preview center

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The business oers a variety of classes for children and adults, including ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Centre For Dance’s new space features six studios and more than 10,000 square feet of space. 972-248-1112. www.centrefordance.com 11 Reverie Bakeshop is in the process of relocating to 980 N. Coit Road, Ste. 2850, Richardson. The bakery oers a variety of vegan cakes and pastries as well as gluten-free options and more. The business closed its former location at 1930 N. Coit Road, Ste. 140, Richardson, in early June. The owners hope to reopen in the new location in late June or early July. 972-238-7511. 12 Music SO Simple marked its fth anniversary in June. The business oers lessons in piano, ute, guitar, voice and violin out of the studio owner Stathia Or- wig opened in 2018 at 1144 Plano Road, Ste. 142, in Richardson’s Arapaho Station development. Music SO Simple initially operated as a home business. Orwig said the business will hold an open house in August to celebrate the anniversary. 469- 778-2121. www.musicsosimple.com www.reveriebakeshop.com ANNIVERSARIES completed an expansion at 7989 Belt Line Road, Ste. 146, Dallas, in June. The business, which is located just outside the western edge of Richardson, is run by husband and wife co-owners Nate Abeyta and Deena Chazoya-Abeyta. Deep Cuts added 2,500 square feet to the shop by expanding into the vacant space next door. “We originally started o with a tiny little lobby and a 4-foot-[wide] meat case,” Abeyta said. “We’ve since expanded that to over 20 feet of meat case and several new cooler options. Everything we were doing, we can do [now] with more capacity to serve more of our guests.” The shop held its grand reopening in the space June 5, which also marked the rst time customers were allowed

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NEWMANAGEMENT 13 Electronics store Gadget Garage reopened under new management in early April at 567 W. Belt Line Road, Ste. 112, Richardson. The store, located in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center, buys, sells and repairs smart- phones, tablets, computers and more. 469-642-4041. www.gadgetgarage.tech IN THE NEWS Fried chicken restaurant Bojangles plans to add 15 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex beginning next year. A representative from the company conrmed one of the rst three, which will be operated by franchisees Sajib Singha and Asish Baidya of SAT Restau- rant Group LLC, will open in Richardson. The other two are slated to be in Garland and Mesquite. The company’s franchise agreement with SAT Restaurant Group outlines the rst locations in Dallas-Fort Worth will open in the rst half of 2022, according to a company press release. An address and phone number for the Rich- ardson location has not been announced. www.bojangles.com inside the business since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. “Customers were really very accommodating to us—we had to pivot our business model overnight,” Abeyta said. “At the same time we were operating via curbside service, we were going through with our renovation.” Deep Cuts carries beef, pork, poultry, sausages, cured meats and cheeses as well as in-house smoked meats, specialty pantry items and more. 469-906-6420. www.deepcutsdallas.com

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their hanger. All materials are provided along with a drink and appetizer from a CityLine restaurant. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55. CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. 972-739-5080. www.citylinedfw.com 23 THROUGH 25 “BIG FISH, ANEWMUSICAL” Repertory Company Theatre is performing its version of the classic story “Big Fish,” based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton. The play tells the story of Edward Bloom and his son, Will, who is determined to discover the truth behind his father’s stories. $28. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.). 2 p.m. (Sun.). Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson. 972-690-5029. www.rcttheatre.com 25 KIDS PURE SHORES Painting with a Twist in Richardson is hosting a children’s painting class. Parents can join their children for this family friendly event. Group reservations are allowed. Participants can arrive up to 30 minutes before start time. Painting with a Twist is a BYOB studio where attendees can bring food and drinks of their choosing. Guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. $30. 1-2:30 p.m. Painting with a Twist, 819 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 469-802-6333. www.paintingwithatwist.com/richardson

WORTH THE TRIP JULY 4: ALL AMERICAN 4TH-RED TAIL PAVILION, PLANO Plano’s All American 4th and Fireworks show is launching from Red Tail Pavilion, formerly Oak Point Amphitheater. Parking will be available at Collin College. Plano officials are encouraging those attending to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. The city is asking that pets be left at home, according to the Plano Arts and Events Facebook page. The fireworks show will also stream online. Music will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK-FM. 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Free. 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. 972-941-7000. More information is available at www.plano.gov/allamerican4th. (Courtesy city of Plano) 09 CITYLINE NIGHT MARKET BY THE BOHO MARKET

JULY 02 THROUGH 4 FREE FEST 2021 Six Springs Tavern is hosting a free, three-day live music event in Richardson. A variety of bands and artists will play 45-minute sets of original music over the course of the event. Six Springs Tavern is typically closed July 4 but chose to stay open this year to hold the music festival, the business said. This event is for all ages. 4 p.m. (doors open). Free. Six Springs Tavern, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson. 469-917-3040. www.sixspringslive.com

March. Amini discusses a variety of topics on family ties, cultural trappings and social topics with impressions and novel storytelling. Tickets can be purchased online. 8 p.m. $35-$75. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter. com/events-tickets 22 MACRAME PLANT HANGERS WORKSHOP AT CITYLINE The Creative Arts Guild of Wylie is hosting a macrame plant hanger workshop in Richardson. Attendees will learn to tie macrame knots to create bohemian pot hangers. Plants will be potted ahead of time, and participants can choose which plant they want for

CityLine and The Boho Market are partnering to bring more than 25 different local vendor booths to Richardson. This is a nighttime shopping event with live music held at CityLine Plaza. Free parking is available. This is a socially distanced event. 6-10 p.m. Free. CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. 972-739-5080. www.citylinedfw.com 09 MAX AMINI Iranian-American comedian Max Amini is performing a comedy show in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. This show was originally scheduled to take place in

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times. We had diculty making some decisions on the Silver Line project early on,” DART board member Gary Slagel said. “It’s really important to make these things work. You have to have a team that works together. Working with the city of Richardson has been easier than others, from a DART perspective.” Construction on the future Silver Line connection at the existing CityLine station began in May. Lighted arches will connect the two lines together, and the planned Cotton Belt Trail will run between the two sta- tions. Work at the station is expected to last until April 2023, according to DART development plans. The planned UT Dallas station will have a plaza area and act as a “gateway” for the campus and the city, DART ocials said. The station will have a limestone design to match UT Dallas buildings. DART estimates the Silver Line to be completed in 2023. Median work on, near Campbell Road The inside lanes of Campbell Road between Lakeside Boulevard and West Prairie Creek Drive may be closed to trac during median work. A portion of the inside lane of the northbound US 75 frontage road at the intersection may also be closed. The work is part of the third phase of the Campbell Road Auxiliary Lane Project. Timeline: July-late September Cost: privately funded Funding source: Atmos Energy

BY ERICK PIRAYESH The process to redevelop the area around Arapaho Center Station in Richardson is now underway follow- ing a June 7 vote by City Council to begin drafting a master plan. No specics on the renovation were released, but city ocials said the large parking lot across from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit station is a primary focus. During the work session, DART ocials also provided updates on the ongoing construction of a new Silver Line station at The University of Texas at Dallas and a connection at the existing CityLine station. The Silver Line is a 26-mile passenger rail project that will stretch from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Plano. DART ocials told the council during the meeting that the estimated $1.29 billion cost for the Silver Line project had increased to $1.89 billion. “We’ve gone through some tough

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HIGHLIGHTS RICHARDSON Janet DePuy was elected to serve another term as mayor pro tem following a unanimous vote by City Council on June 21. She will hold the position until the next council election in 2023. RICHARDSON ISD Trustees approved a minimum 2% pay raise for eligible employees June 14 as part of the district’s 2021-22 school year budget. The approximate cost for the raise is just over $6.5 million. PLANO ISD The district will not oer a virtual learning option in the 2021-22 school year, according to an email sent to district families June 8. PISD was developing a permanent virtual school option for students to begin in the fall, provided legislative approval for funding was received. However, the regular session of the Texas Legislature ended May 31 without nal approval of a bill that would have expanded online learning and provided funding for full-time virtual students. Students who have already registered for the planned virtual academy will now resume enrollment at their home campuses, according to the email. Richardson City Council Meets July 12 and 19 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. www.cor.net. The meetings are open to the public and are streamed live on the city’s website. Richardson ISD The board of trustees is on summer break. The next meeting is Aug. 9. www.risd.org Plano ISD The board of trustees is on summer break. The next meeting is Aug. 3. www.pisd.edu MEETINGSWE COVER

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RISDadministrative space to seeupdates RICHARDSON ISD The board of trustees approved a guaranteed maximum price of just under $1.4 million for planned renovations of the district’s administration building during its June 7 meeting. The work on the 107-year-old building, which is located at 400 S. Greenville Ave., will add oces for district sta, create a exible space for the board of trustees and renovate restrooms, Assistant Superintendent Sandra Hayes said during the meeting. The work will all be done on the sec- ond oor and primarily on the south end of the building, she said. The full budget for the project is $2.55 million, Hayes said. The district plans to pay for the project with money from its local capital projects fund, Hayes said. Chief Financial Ocer David Pate said once the project is paid o, the fund will have approximately $8.3 million left. BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

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RICHARDSON Halfway through 2021, Richardson is slowly recover- ing from a pandemic-driven dip in sales tax revenue seen in 2020. So far this year, Richardson has collected $22.6 million in sales tax, which is up from the $21.3 million recorded at the same time last year, according to data from the state. Percent increases in annual col- lections have been consistent since March, with June allocations rising by more than 30% year-over-year. Collections in Richardson varied during the pandemic. By the end of 2020, Richardson recorded $43.2 million in sales tax revenue, which was about 40% lower than 2019. Assistant City Manager Shanna Plano ISDboard approves budget with $19.6Mdecit PLANO ISD Trustees adopted a budget decit of $19.6 million for the scal year 2021-22 budget during the board’s June 22 meeting. General fund revenue is pro- jected to decrease by just over 1% from the 2020-21 budget to $666.5 million. However, expenditures of $497.4 million and a state recap- ture payment of $187.9 million are expected to lead to the $19.6 BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

Sims-Bradish said she is cautiously optimistic about Richardson’s performance so far this year. “We continue to budget conser- vatively and will continue to closely watch [sales tax revenue] and other income that provide the resources for the services people depend on every day,” she said. SOURCE: TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTSCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER million decrease in the district’s balance of operating funds. Recapture redistributes property tax dollars from prop- erty-wealthy districts to those deemed property-poor by the state. The district’s payment into the state’s recapture system for the 2021-22 school year is an $8.1 million increase over last year, according to Chief Financial Ocer Randy McDowell. Adjustments will be made to the FY 2021-22 budget as the year goes on, McDowell said. “We’re optimistic that we’ll be able to bring that $19.6 million [decit] down through … federal [COVID-19 relief] funds,” he said.

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Baylor Scott & White- Plano is 160-bed acute care hospital and has been serving our neighbors in North Texas since December 2004. We provide adults with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus. Our hospital has more than 1,000 medical sta members, representing multiple specialties and sub- specialties, including the treatment of brain and spine disorders, scoliosis, cancer, orthopedic conditions, and digestive diseases. We are also designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and DNV-GL.

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Methodist Richardson Medical Center is your family’s home for healthcare. Conveniently located at President George Bush Highway and Renner Road, our 269-bed hospital oers quality care to our neighbors in Richardson, Garland, Plano and surrounding areas in Dallas and Collin counties. Our comprehensive quality care oers many specialties and services to meet your needs from primary care to acute care. Our specialties include cardiology, digestive health, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer care, emergency care, orthopedics, robotic surgery, labor and delivery with a level III NICU, and women’s services. Our Campus for Continuing Care also oers behavioral and addiction recovery services, as well as a sleep disorders center, wound care, and physical therapy. Methodist Richardson is proud to be recognized with the gold seal of approval by The Joint Commission for digestive cancer care, as well as shoulders, hip, and knee replacement. Methodist Richardson is here to meet all your family’s needs.

HEALTH CARE SNAPSHOT

COMPILED BY OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER & ERICK PIRAYESH

COMPARING COUNTY HEALTH

COMBATING COVID19

These rankings are updated annually but include data from previous years. There are other factors included that are not listed.

The population of Collin County is slightly more vaccinated than that of Dallas County. Data is accurate as of June 23.

HEALTH OUTCOMES INCLUDE:

VACCINATION DEMOGRAPHICS

DALLAS COUNTY

COUNTYVACCINATIONS

9.19% 14.11% 30.68% 32.15% 8.88% 4.99%

20.21% 6.95% 11.44% 44.77% 10.61% 6.03% 52.53% 2.91% 25.83% 14.95% 3.69% 0%

• LENGTHOF LIFE • QUALITYOF LIFE , such as the number of poor mental and physical health days reported

Asian

COLLIN COUNTY

PEOPLE AGE 12+ WITH AT LEAST ONE DOSE

Black

2021 STATEWIDE HEALTH CARE RANKINGS OUT OF 243 COUNTIES

56.88%

White Hispanic

HEALTH FACTORS INCLUDE:

66.10%

• HEALTHBEHAVIORS , such as smoking, obesity, physical activity, excessive drinking, alcohol-impaired driving deaths, sexually transmitted infections and teen births • CLINICAL CARE , including health insurance coverage; number of physicians, dentists and mental health providers; preventable hospital stays; and u vaccinations • SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS , such as educational attainment levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crimes • PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FACTORS , such as air pollution, drinking water violations, housing problems and long commutes

HEALTH OUTCOMES

36 44 93 36 62 40 123 171

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Length of life Overall

56.71%

Unknown

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Quality of life HEALTH FACTORS

AGE BREAKDOWN

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51.85% 1.89% 26.20% 16.00% 4.09% 0%

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*Rankings were not available for 11 of the 243 counties in Texas.

*VACCINES BECAME AVAILABLE FOR THOSE AGES 1215 IN MAY.

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WHEN SECONDS COUNT, COUNT ON US.

The most dangerous thing you can do in an emergency is to not to treat it like one. Methodist Richardson Medical Center is the clear choice for emergency care. Our emergency department is chest pain accredited and designated as a primary stroke center by the American Heart Association. When an emergency strikes, don’t wait. Your neighbors at Methodist Richardson are here to safely care for you.

WE’RE HERE WHEN YOU NEED US. 2831 E. PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH HIGHWAY RICHARDSON, TX 75082 MethodistHealthSystem.org/Richardson

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Health System or any of its affi liated hospitals. Methodist Health System complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Local hospitals, ERs & urgent care clinics

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5 Children’s Health PM Urgent Care U T F 1291 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 100 9724497677 www.pmpediatrics.com 6 ER Near Me Richardson E T 15767 N. Coit Road, Ste. 100 4695157605 www.ernearmetx.com/locations/richardson 7 Fastercare U T F 4011 E. Renner Road, Ste. 110 9722343299 www.faster-care.com 8 MedStar Family Care/Urgent Care U T F 3017 E. Renner Road, Ste. 100 9724424700 www.medstaruc.com 9 PrimaCare Urgent Care-Richardson T F 1810 N. Plano Road 9726649888 www.pmc.nextcare.com/locations/richardson

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3 Methodist Richardson Medical Center 2831 E. President George Bush Turnpike 4692041000 www.methodisthealthsystem.org/richardson • Trauma level: N/A • NICU level: III • Total number of employees: 1,400+ • Number of beds: 269 • Telemedicine oerings: Both new and established patients can contact a provider’s oce to determine if a visit can be done virtually. Patients needing non-urgent care can log on to www.methodistnow.life to schedule a virtual visit with a physician or specialist. ERs &Urgent Care 4 CareNow Urgent Care-Richardson U T F 377 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 100 4692322945 www.carenow.com

1 Eminent Medical Center 1351 W. President George Bush Turnpike 4699108800 www.eminentmedicalcenter.com • Trauma level: N/A • NICU level: N/A • Total number of employees: 100 • Number of beds: 7 • Telemedicine oerings: none 2 Methodist Campus for Continuing Care 401 W. Campbell Road 4692041000 www.methodisthealthsystem.org/richardson • Trauma level: N/A • NICU level: N/A • Total number of employees: N/A • Number of beds: 51 • Telemedicine oerings: Established patients can contact a provider’s oce to determine if a visit can be done virtually.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

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10 Sanitas Medical Center U T V F 350 S. Plano Road 2149795420 www.mysanitas.com/en/locations/sanitas- richardson 11 Texas Medical Home U T V F 101 S. Coit Road, Ste. 317 9725258917 www.texasmedicalhome.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Regional nonprot InterLink partners with local CTE programs to forecast employment recovery and growth. Below is their list of some of the most in- demand health care jobs in the North Central Region and their salary ranges. Starting pay Experienced pay Job title

saving a life is,” he said. “It was just so eye-opening. It made me realize that I love critical care.” Grossman is now majoring in nursing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, but he credits his time in RISD’s Career and Technical Education, or CTE, courses at JJ Pearce High School with solidifying his desire to become a health care professional. The nearly 1,100 students projected to be part of RISD’s Healthcare Careers Academy in the fall will take dual-credit courses from ninth to 12th grade for the chance to earn up to 16 hours of college credit through the district’s partnershipwithDallas College, CTE Executive Director Sari S. McCoy said. All stu- dents who complete the four-year program receive a Patient Care Technician Level 1 award, she said. They can also earn ve other certications and awards. “Our desire is to equip students with as many tools and as much knowledge and technical skills that are necessary for them to gain employment right away,” McCoy said. “If they continue on to a two-year col- lege or four-year university—or if they just choose to enter the workforce immediately and remain there for a little while—they are fully prepared.” Providingapathway RISD students can take medical terminology, the Level 1 CTE course, at Parkhill Junior High and West- wood Junior High. Those interested in learning more about medicine and jobs related to the eld can then enter the Healthcare Careers Academy at any of the district’s four high schools in ninth grade. Students in ninth and 10th grades take core courses and prerequisites at their home campuses, while 11th and 12th graders split their time between being on campus and taking classes at the Methodist Richard- son Campus for Continuing Care, which is a special- ized hospital that oers limited services. McCoy said they also get hands-on experience at Methodist Rich- ardson, which is a full-service hospital located o the President George Bush Turnpike. Having students trained at Methodist Richard- son is also benecial for the hospital, President Ken Hutchenrider said. Some of the students who have gone through the program have been subsequently hired as employees, he added. “We want to make sure that the students get the absolute best exposure to health care,” Hutchenrider

said. “Anything we can do to bring back our home- grown talent, I think that’s so important.” After high school, local students do not have to travel far to continue their pursuit of a health care education. In addition to the oerings at Dallas Col- lege and Collin College, students can also study nurs- ing at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology campus in Richardson. Another option will be West Coast University, which plans to oer a nursing pro- gram at its Richardson campus opening in August. Interest in the nursing program at The Chicago School has risen since being added last year, espe- cially among students from Richardson, according to Associate Dean Tonya Sawyer-McGee. “[Our Richardson campus] is a great central loca- tion for individuals who live in this area,” she said. Gainingexperience While McCoy said some RISD graduates are able to continue their health care careers as patient tech- nicians right out of high school, there are also many who go to nursing school or enroll in pre-med courses at universities. The district is also speaking with Dallas College about adding pathways for students within the health care academy, McCoy added. After graduating fromRichardson High this spring, Salma Moussaid plans to attend Texas Woman’s University to major in nursing. While she said the hands-on experience she gained from the acad- emy program was initially “terrifying,” it ultimately reinforced her desire to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. “The [academy] had a lot of classes to really pre- pare you,” Moussaid said. “It denitely was worth it and very helpful.” The pursuit of a health care profession is often sparked by an early love of science, according to McDermott Scholar Yilong Peng, who graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in May. Sometimes that love evolves, as McDermott Scholar Patrick Nnoromele learned as a high school sophomore in Kentucky when his father was diag- nosed with early onset dementia. “During my college career, I set my sights on pur- suing both research and clinical research opportuni- ties,” said Nnoromele, a rising neuroscience senior at UT Dallas. “And I found out that I loved medicine.”

POSTHIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATION

Medical assistants Medical records and health information technicians Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

$40,133

$67,701

$24,937

$44,114

$26,555

$69,613

$21,129

$37,994

Nursing assistants

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT

$46,898

$22,429

Pharmacy technicians

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

$48,414

$79,423

Respiratory therapists Medical clinical laboratory technologists and technicians Radiologic technologists BACHELOR’S DEGREE

$31,245

$82,255

$30,387

$47,524

$53,543

$100,076

Registered nurses

MASTER’S DEGREE

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

$25,184

$66,964

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Health Science Theory 10TH GRADE

Math for Medical Professionals

CPR rst aid at health care provider level

Medical Microbiology

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Electrocardiograph technician

caused some existing nurses to suf- fer from burnout or get sick them- selves with COVID-19. Texas faces the second worst nursing short- age in the country and ranks 51st nationally in health care access and aordability, according to a June 9 statement from more than a dozen nursing groups in Texas. “For most of my career, we’ve been in a nursing shortage, unfor- tunately,” said Sawyer-McGee, who is also a nurse practitioner. “We need schools to really get involved in educating the future nurses that we may have.” Britt Berrett, who is director of the bachelor’s degree program in health care management at UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, estimated COVID-19 has delayed the pipeline of future health care workers by 15-18 months. But that gap can be overcome, said Berrett, who has already seen an uptick in nursing students training in hospitals and clinics. “[The pandemic] has actually ele- vated the awareness of the impor- tance of caregivers,” he said. “I’m working with students who want to do good. … I think that this is a cat- alyst for new entry into the health care space.”

Phlebotomy technician

Practicum in Health Science II 12TH GRADE

Pharmacy technician

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he said. “By being able to expose people to health care [through] programs that we have set up with [local school dis- tricts], we think that people will have a much stronger view of what health care is,” Hutchenrider said. “We’ll be able to work through this, but there will be a temporary dip.” Nnoromele said the realities of the pandemic solidied his desire to help people. As a certied emergency med- ical technician, he worked as a Dallas Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 vac- cinator at UT Dallas. Nnoromele said he would see people’s faces light up once they got the vaccine. Sawyer-McGee said the pandemic

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