Welcome to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has a rich history in North Texas. As a Level IV Trauma Center, Cycle III Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center, we offer the communities of Arlington, Kennedale, Pantego, Mansfield and Grand Prairie advanced life-saving care close to home. The hospital is also certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to our tiniest patients.
Parking & Transportation
Free parking is available for all patients and visitors on the Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital campus. For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the campus map.
- Effective 4/6/2021, two visitors per patient per day.
Labor & Delivery/Postpartum
- Two support persons and/ or doula may be allowed depending on the COVID-19 status of the mother, support persons and/ or doula. The same support persons must remain throughout labor and delivery. Once moved to postpartum, visitors can be switched out each day.
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
- Two parents/guardians may be allowed depending upon their COVID-19 status.
- Effective 11/24/2020, one visitor per patient per day.
- No visitors.
For safety, positive/suspected positive COVID-19 patients will not have visitors.
Note: Dining Options currently limited; Gift Shop temporarily closed.
Location: First Floor, Main Lobby
Hours: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fresh Market Café
Location: First Floor, Between Elevators B & C
Available at all times, the Fresh Market Café offers traditional vending options along with fresh fruit, sandwiches and healthy snacks. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Texas Health Pharmacy Kiosk
Location: First floor, Emergency Department
Stocked with medications to save you a trip to the pharmacy. Talk to your ED Provider or call 682-236-2500.
Hospital Gift Shop
The gift shop is located in the main hospital lobby.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
People of all faiths are welcome to use the Dan Dipert Family Chapel, located on the first floor of the main hospital. If you need a chaplain, please ask the nurse or call 817-960-6100.
Blake Kretz, President
Blake Kretz, FACHE, is president of Texas Health Arlington Memorial.
At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Kretz led efforts to establish a hyperbaric and wound care center and build the Dan Dipert Family Chapel. Under his leadership, the hospital became a Level IV Trauma Facility and was recertified as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center.
Previously, he served as president of Texas Health Cleburne for eight years where he oversaw the expansion of the Emergency Department and the Surgical Services Department.
Before joining Texas Health, Kretz was administrator and chief executive officer of Graham Regional Medical Center in Graham, Texas. He also served as chief operating officer at Graham Regional for one year, and from 1992-1995, held administrative leadership roles at HCA St. Mark's Hospital. He also worked for five years as an orthopedic physician's assistant at Lewisville Orthopedic Associates.
A native Texan, Kretz is a graduate of Harlingen High School and Abilene Christian University, and he holds a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.
Kretz is a member of the Levitt board and serves on the Executive and Finance Committee of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
In his spare time, he enjoys riding his mountain bike with his son, hanging out at the river, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Lori, have a daughter and son, Nicole and Michael.
Shonna Bracco, Chief Nursing Officer
Shonna Bracco, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, serves as chief nursing officer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, beginning that role in September 2019.
Bracco joined the Texas Health Resources team from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple, where she had served as vice president of patient care services since January 2016. In that position, she oversaw more than 800 full-time employees and 11 acute-care nursing units, including four intermediate care units, three medical units and four surgical units. She had worked for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center since 2010 and has more than 23 years of progressive leadership experience.
Bracco is passionate about creating a healthy work environment and the prevention of workplace violence for health care workers.
She began her career in health care at Hillcrest Health System (now Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest) in Waco, where she served as a staff/charge nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit.
She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Texas Tech University, a master's in nursing leadership and health policy from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and a doctorate of nursing practice-nursing executive leadership from Texas Christian University.
Bracco married her high school sweetheart, Lance, who serves as fire chief for the city of Hewitt. They have one son, Lance Jr., a biology major at TCU.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, RV camping on long trips and loves all things Disney. The family pets include a French bulldog.
Kenneth Rothfield, Chief Medical OfficerKenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E., CPPS , has served as Chief Medical Officer at Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital since April 2020. In this role, he is responsible for providing clinical perspective, experience and leadership to advance patient safety and clinical excellence, as well as ensuring collaboration and alignment between the hospital and physicians on the medical staff.
Prior to joining Texas Health, Rothfield served as Chief Medical Officer at HCA Medical City Dallas, as well as with Ascension Saint Vincent’s Healthcare in Jacksonville, Fla. In those roles he was credited for re-energizing quality, patient safety and infection prevention teams to achieve substantial gains in patient outcomes. A board-certified anesthesiologist, Rothfield previously served on the faculties of both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Maryland, as well as leading several community hospital anesthesiology departments across the state of Maryland.
A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rothfield completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesia and research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He subsequently completed an M.B.A. in medical services management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
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