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Vision Statement/Mission Statement

Baylor Health Care System

Children’s Medical Center

Department of Veterans
Affairs North Texas
Health Care System

Medical Center of Plano

Medical City Hospital

Methodist Health System

Parkland Hospital

Tenet Healthcare

Texas Health Resources

Texas Scottish Rite
Hospital for Children

University Medical
Center, Inc.

UT Southwestern Medical Center


Workforce Solutions
Greater Dallas

Dallas Regional Chamber

Contact Info

Eric Griffin
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
1201 Main St, Ste 2700
Dallas, TX 75202

To bring together a comprehensive collection of industry players, including all aspects of the industry ecosystem, to create the most impactful health care and innovative life science community in the United States


Key Accomplishments
  • Published The Health Care Impact: Assessing the Scope and Depth of the Health Care Industry in Dallas-Fort Worth, an evaluation of the industry’s contribution to the regional economy
  • Published Life Science and Health-Related Industries Directory to support industry research
  • Hosted third annual Health Care Conference focusing on healthcare reform and compliance, wellness and obesity trends and healthcare information technology
  • Launched the Life Science Connection Quarterly Review
  • Hosted Cancer Prevention and Commercialization networking event to share funding opportunity information among industry professionals
  • Launched regional Cancer Prevention and Research Coalition
  • Advanced Summer Institute for Educators (5 consecutive years)
  • Aligned lesson plans for area educators in the development of TEKS
  • Career Insight Forum for Educators (3 consecutive years)
  • Partnership and collaboration with The University of North Texas System on Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree
  • Career awareness events for students
  • Job shadowing program with Dallas ISD and beyond
  • Internship/mentorship opportunities for high school students
  • Interactive workshop series for health science technology (HST) teachers
  • Partnership/collaboration with STEM Academics

Job shadowing provides a key opportunity to pique students' interests for entering the
healthcare workforce as a nurse, doctor, surgical technologist, dentist or pharmacist
  Future Planned Activities
  • Create a real-time, searchable listing of the Life Science Directory to promote collaboration among universities, their researchers and companies in the sector
  • Print and distribute a second edition of “The Health Care Impact” brochure
  • Connect small to medium-sized companies with best practices in wellness and healthcare practices
  • Provide industry information online at
  • Host fourth annual Health Care Innovations Conference 
  • Initiate Health Information Technology training in cooperation with the Dallas County Community College District

The total value added by the healthcare industry in the DFW region amounts to $52 billion annually, according to a study prepared by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Research and Development.  This places the healthcare industry among the largest sectors in the Metroplex, representing 15 percent of all regional economic activity.  The healthcare industry is expected to continue to grow as our population expands, and as baby boomers age.  As a result, the overall economic impact of the DFW health care industry will likely continue to increase in the coming years.  Guided by area healthcare system CEOs, the Healthcare cluster aims to address workforce gaps.  The cluster does this by increasing career opportunity awareness at all levels, by offering professional development, and by coordinating industry-specific training to meet the needs of the healthcare sector.