I have to openly admit that I am a Doug White fan as mayor of the Town of Bradford. Why? Because he’s thinking ahead for the future, a vision that most mayors seem to be lacking, especially these days. Just this week, his latest venture has become a reality. And just in time for municipal elections in November. A new health centre (dubbed the “Family Health Centre”) opened its doors in town which previously used the old library building as the new location. Why is this brilliant? Well, here’s why in a nutshell:
1. The town used the vacant building to lure medical professionals Bradford so desperately needs;
2. The town managed to get Southlake Regional Health Centre as a participant in the project, a huge win for the town;
And a last point that I would like to expand upon further. This is for all you enterprising businesses as well to understand and perhaps exploit. The town’s offering of the building to house the medical centre has essentially allowed the spawning of a medical corridor, i.e. a new industry to establish itself in Bradford. What do I mean exactly? All you have to do is take a drive along Davis Drive where the main hospital (Southglake) is located. Around the hospital, you will find related medical services not managed or owned by the hospital that offers supporting services. What are those supporting services exactly? It’s the blood clinics, the chiropractors, the vein clinics – you name it – and it’s all there for you to see. The only drawback I see is that buildings aren’t so easy to come by on the street the medical centre location.
What do you think about the town’s new health centre?