Welcome to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has a rich history in North Texas as a Level III Trauma Center, Advanced Acute Heart Attack Ready Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center, serving the communities of Arlington, Kennedale, Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego, Mansfield and Grand Prairie advanced life-saving care close to home. The hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services with full-service breast center and advanced imaging, joint replacement, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, cancer services, and advanced wound care. The hospital is also certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an advanced Level III Maternal and 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.
For safety reasons, latex balloons or other latex products are not allowed (mylar balloons are allowed).
Location: First Floor, Main Lobby
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 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
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
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, MHA is an experienced executive leader with more than 36 years of health care experience. He has served 31 of those years through diversified administrative leadership and gained five years of clinical experience as a certified orthopedic physician assistant.
He has served as the hospital president at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital since February 2015.
At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Kretz has led efforts to establish a comprehensive lung program, hyperbaric and wound care center. Under his leadership, the hospital is a certified Level III NICU, Level III Maternal Child and Level III Trauma Facility.
Texas Health Arlington Memorial was recertified in 2023 as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Prior to joining Texas Health Arlington, Kretz served as president at Texas Health Cleburne and administrator/CEO of Graham Regional Medical Center in Graham, Texas. He completed his administrative residency at HCA St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City and worked as an orthopedic physician's assistant at Orthopedic Associates in Lewisville out of college.
Kretz believes it is important to be involved in the community and has served on the Chamber of Commerce Boards and community boards in every community he has been the hospital president. Professionally, he serves on multiple boards, including Texas Rehabilitation Hospital Arlington, Texas GI Center, and Texas Health Ambulatory Surgery Center Arlington.
He has served on health care related committees, including the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development and Precinct 2 Healthcare Advisory Council and is past chair of the DFW Hospital Council.
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.
In his spare time, he enjoys golf, 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, Nicole, a son, Michael, son-in-law Brandon, and grandchild Bentley.
Shonna Bracco, Chief Nursing/Professional Services Officer
Shonna Bracco, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, serves as chief nursing/professional services 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 Quality and Medical Officer
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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