Emergency Medical Director at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Named Physician of the Year

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dr. Hoyt Frenzel, emergency medicine physician and medical director of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital’s emergency department (ED), recently earned the prestigious Physician of the Year award during the 17th annual Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council luncheon.

Dr. Hoyt Frenzel
Dr. Hoyt Frenzel

“Dr. Frenzel has played an integral role in Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital’s numerous achievements to advance and promote quality health care and patient satisfaction,” said Kirk King, president of Texas Health Arlington Memorial. “His actions speak volumes and demonstrate his commitment to helping those in need, whether they are patients in our hospital or the underprivileged living in our communities.”

Since 2001, Frenzel has served on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and in 2007, he became the hospital’s ED medical director. Under his direction, the hospital became one of the first in the world to be designated as an Acute Heart Failure Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) in 2009. Frenzel recently aided Texas Health Arlington Memorial with its most recent recognition – full Cycle IV Chest Pain Accreditation from the SCPC. As of last year, fewer than 100 hospitals across the country held the prestigious title.

During 2006, Frenzel served as a key champion in Texas Health Arlington Memorial’s largest fundraising effort to expand the ED; as a result, the hospital raised $2.6 million. Opening in 2010, the expansion nearly doubled the size of the ED and allowed for a new fast-track area, a larger waiting area and a new triage area.

“These seeds of quality and service will continue to grow as long as the hospital is here,” Frenzel said. “My efforts are just a way to give back to a community that has educated and given so much to me.”

Growing up in Arlington, Frenzel graduated from Lamar High School before earning his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Texas in Denton. He later received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Along with addressing the health care needs of patients, Frenzel is passionate about helping the underprivileged. He volunteers at Mission Arlington’s Medical Clinic, and through his “Frenzel Sisters Toy Drive” he serves children in the Arlington, Colleyville and Grapevine areas. Twice each year, Frenzel and his three young daughters host the toy drive and distribute the donations through GRACE Outreach and Santa Claus projects.

“Winning this award validates the reason I went into medicine,” Frenzel said. “It reminds me of how fortunate I am to have a skill set that I can use to help others in need.”

From a pool of more than 50 area hospitals, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council recognized a total of 13 individuals this year. Along with Frenzel, four employees from Texas Health Resources were honored during the luncheon.

About Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is a 369-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 TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.