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Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Names New Director of Women’s Services

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital administrators have appointed Lori Bethel, R.N., to the position of director of women’s services. Bethel brings 26 years of clinical nursing experience — with a focus on surgical care — to the position.

Lori Bethel, R.N.

Lori Bethel, R.N.

In her new role as director, Bethel will oversee the hospital's labor and delivery unit, neonatal intensive care unit, mother/baby unit and gynecology.

Most recently, Bethel served as director of surgical services and interim director of women’s services. She joined the hospital’s surgery department in 2001 as a staff nurse and was promoted to nurse manager three years later. As nurse manager, she began a reward and recognition program for the unit.

Prior to joining Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Bethel worked as a surgery nurse, surgical services coordinator and sterile processing manager at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky., from 1983 until 2001. She received an associate’s degree in nursing from the Lexington Technical Institute in 1983 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1986.

About Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is a 417-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. The hospital’s services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, orthopedics, an advanced imaging center and emergency services. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is a member of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health's system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, visit

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