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Arlington Memorial Hospital Announces New Medical Staff President and Officers

ARLINGTON, Texas – J. Trace Worrell, M.D., has been named president of the medical staff at Arlington Memorial Hospital (AMH) for 2006 through 2008. His responsibilities include chairing the executive committee and serving as a liaison between the hospital administration and its governing body. Worrell, a pathologist, joined AMH's medical staff in 1994 and has chaired the pathology department since 2002.

“Arlington Memorial Hospital is pleased to have Dr. Worrell leading our medical staff,” said Oscar L. Amparan, AMH president and executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. “Coordinating with physicians to continually improve quality care and patient safety are top priorities, and Dr. Worrell's experience as a member of the collaborative team is key to our success.”

Worrell received a bachelor's in chemistry from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Worrell is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Society of Pathologists and Arlington Pathology Association. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for Carter BloodCare.

Other medical staff officers include: Ignacio T. Nunez, M.D., president-elect and Eduardo A. Gonzalez, M.D., secretary. Departmental chairs include: Dale Morgan, M.D., anesthesia; Steven Vignale, M.D., cardiology; Hoyt Frenzel, M.D., emergency medicine; Eduardo A. Gonzalez, M.D., family practice; Sahibzada M. Shah, M.D., gastroenterology; Robert McMichael, M.D., internal medicine and neurology; Michael Jameson, M.D., nephrology; Ignacio T. Nunez, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; Robert Kennedy, M.D., ophthalmology and otolaryngology; Philip Mycoskie, M.D., orthopedics and rehabilitation; J. Trace Worrell, M.D., pathology; Earl Hampton, M.D., pediatrics; Won Kim, M.D., radiology; and David Dyslin, M.D., surgery.

About Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington Memorial Hospital is an acute-care, full-service medical center serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Services include: comprehensive cardiac care, women's and children's services, an advanced imaging center, extensive rehabilitation services, emergency services, health maintenance and disease prevention classes, support groups and community service programs. Visit to learn more about Arlington Memorial Hospital.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The 13-hospital system is the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served and includes Arlington Memorial Hospital, Harris Methodist Hospitals and Presbyterian Healthcare System. Visit to learn more about Texas Health Resources.

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