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Texas Health Arlington Memorial Respiratory Therapy Director Named Physician of the Year

Mitch Kuppinger, MD, FCCP
Mitch Kuppinger, MD, FCCP
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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Tarrant County Medical Society recently honored Mitch Kuppinger, MD, FCCP, with the 2009 Arlington Physician of the Year award.

Kuppinger, the medical director of respiratory therapy at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, was anonymously voted to receive the award by members of the society’s Arlington branch.

To be eligible, physicians must be a practicing or retired member-physician and have served the Arlington community for at least 10 years.

“I was extraordinarily surprised,” Kuppinger said. “I feel very honored that my peers appreciate the work that I do.”

Kuppinger is championing the hospital’s implementation of the electronic health record. He belongs to several medical associations including the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the Texas Thoracic Society.

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 an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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