The Mesquite area functions as a central point for healthcare for Northeast Texas, serving the immediate area and surrounding suburban and rural communities. A vast array of medical professionals office here, along with an abundance of healthcare labor force.
Mesquite’s proven healthcare manufacturing operations and service providers operations are a testament to the excellent workforce advantage, competitive tax climate, and quality of life that can be realized by locating in Mesquite.
Mesquite is home to Dallas Regional Medical Center, a community-based, 202-bed acute care, Prime Healthcare non-profit hospital. Nearby, Mesquite Specialty Hospital, provides long-term acute care and is a nationally recognized facility by Ernest Health. Located on the IH-30 corridor, a class A 65,000 square foot medical office complex is under construction which will house laboratory diagnostics and specialty practices, and recent announcements include a 60-acre, $250 million planned healthcare-based development on IH-635.
Where Mesquite really shines is the training and opportunity for health-related jobs and workforce readiness. Mesquite ISD and Eastfield College provide abundant healthcare curriculum and provide industry partnerships – preparing students for their healthcare careers with hands-on experience.
Mesquite is proud to be the home of medical manufacturing, too. Long-standing companies support the industry with medical and diagnostics solutions, safety supplies and equipment and pharmaceutical products.
- Eastfield College provides core courses, certifications and seamless university partnerships with University of North Texas, Texas A&M University Commerce/College Station and University of Texas at Dallas in health career fields such as nursing, social work and healthcare programs.
- Eastfield College partners with the State of Texas and Mesquite healthcare firms to provide flexible, customized workforce training skills grants, certifications and associate degree programs.
- Mesquite’s high school graduates are work-ready! Mesquite ISD’s Career Technology Education curriculum includes health sciences and human services for young people, along with opportunities for providers to partner with MISD to provide a pipeline of future employees. A career-tech high school is opening in 2021, training an ongoing employee pipeline for Mesquite healthcare firms.