Georgetown Edition - June 2020

GEORGETOWN EDITION 2020 HEALTHCARE EDITION

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In a matter of two weeks, two new children’s hospitals—Dell Children’s Medical Center North Austin and Texas Children’s Hospital—were announced in far Northwest Austin. IT TAKES TWO

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BY IAIN OLDMAN

Families in Williamson County in need of pediatric health care have his- torically had to travel south into Cen- tral Austin to get it. Following the news that two chil- dren’s hospitals will be built in far Northwest Austin in the coming years, however, families from Northwest Austin, Georgetown and other sur- rounding communities will soon have pediatric health care options right in their backyard. Ascension Texas announced plans May 7 to construct a new Dell Chil- dren’s Medical Center campus to be located at the intersection of Avery Ranch Boulevard and 183A Toll in Wil- liamson County. Less than two weeks later, another children’s hospital was announced by another pediatric care network. Texas CONTINUED ON 24

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To Have and To Hold, a custom gift and bridal store, was open for 37 days before it was forced to completely shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The business opened one block west of the Georgetown Square Feb. 1 after relocating from Round Rock. Opening on the Square was “a dream come true” for owner Dixie Doss, she said. “To see the rst 30 days of this busi- ness just y was incredible,” Doss said. CONTINUED ON 32 Local workforce sees the impact of coronavirus BY ALI LINAN

$4.88 MILLION

Amount of revenue the city anticipates to lose due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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