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Gov. Rick Perry Appoints Texas Health Arlington Memorial Anesthesiologist to Texas Medical Board

ARLINGTON, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry appointed Scott Holliday, D.O., chairman of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital’s department of anesthesiology, to the Texas Medical Board.

The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas to promote quality health care for its residents. Holliday replaced Dr. Roberta Kalafut of Abilene for a term that will end April 13, 2013.

“It is an honor to have been appointed by Gov. Perry to serve the state of Texas in this capacity and I look forward to working with the other members of the Texas Medical Board," Holliday said.

Holliday received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists District 2 State Delegate.

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. Services include comprehensive cardiac care, an electrophysiology lab, women’s services, orthopedics, GI, an advanced imaging center, extensive rehabilitation services, emergency services, health maintenance and disease prevention classes, support groups and community service programs.

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 Harris Methodist Hospitals, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health, visit

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