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Pima Medical Institute Hosts Grand Opening for New Houston Campus

Posted: November 19, 2019 by Diane Smith
Photo of ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Houston Campus.
Ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Houston Campus.
 


Pima Medical Institute’s Houston Campus was buzzing with activity on November 1, as the new campus location was officially unveiled to the public.

Students, instructors, staff and community partners were on hand for an official ribbon cutting. Many also took part in campus tours and classroom demonstrations.
 
The Houston Campus first opened its doors in 2009, and since then has been committed to providing the best value in allied health career education and supporting the dental, medical and veterinary employment needs of the Greater Houston area. This location provides the best educational experience possible for our students.

Photo of CEO & President, Fred Freedman delivering speech at the Houston Campus Grand Opening. CEO & President, Fred Freedman delivering speech at the Houston Campus Grand Opening.
“Pima Medical and our graduates have experienced incredible success in Houston over the last ten years,” said Fred Freedman, Pima Medical Institute President and CEO. “Our relationship with employers, including Memorial Hermann and virtually every hospital group in the Houston metropolitan area, as well as doctors’ offices, dentists’ offices, veterinary clinics, imaging centers and more, demonstrates the quality of education we provide and illustrates just how seriously we take our responsibility of educating and preparing students for today’s workforce.”

The Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) awarded the Houston campus College of the Year in 2016. This year, Dr. John Puryear and the Dental Hygiene program walked away with prestigious honors. 

Photo of the new Houston Campus Pharmacy Technician lab. The new Houston Campus Pharmacy Technician lab.
Dr. John Puryear is the Pharmacy Technician Lead Instructor at the Houston campus and won Texas Instructor of the Year. The Dental Hygiene Department won the annual CCST Innovator of the Year Award for a new education model created to accommodate a census of 80 students instead of 60 students.
 
Pima Medical programs offered in Houston include Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Technician associate degree programs. The Houston campus also offers Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide,  Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Veterinary Assistant certificate programs.

The Houston campus is located on Equity Drive in the Westway One building, directly off Beltway 8, using the Clay Road Exit to access the east frontage road to Westway Park. Entry to the campus is a breeze for students, faculty and staff with plenty of free parking.

Pima Medical Institute offers certificate, associate and online bachelor’s degree programs—all in the healthcare field. Programs focus on medical, dental and veterinary careers.





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