Palestine Regional Medical Center & Palestine Rehabilitation Campus For over 60 years, the citizens of Anderson and surrounding counties have depended on the healthcare facilities in Palestine. Serving approximately 100,000 people, Palestine Regional Medial Center and Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital provide two facilities and 150 beds with highly skilled staffs of healthcare professionals. A full range of comprehensive care is offered including the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Approximately 500 employees and 50 volunteers work closely with the medical staff, which includes over 80 physicians representing 28 different medical specialties.
Six highly-skilled obstetricians demonstrate Palestine Regional Medical Center's commitment to family centered maternity care, as well as the provision of an 11,500 square foot Birth Place, which offers mothers and their newborns quality care in a homelike atmosphere. The Birth Place offers a separate entrance to allow parents easy access to one of the four spacious labor/delivery/recovery rooms. Although surrounded by the comforts of home, each suite is equipped with the latest obstetrical equipment. Our Level II nursery offers the highest level of neonatal special care available in the service area. The newly renovated Pediatrics Unit is staffed by registered nurses who are experienced with children's special needs and are certified in Pediatric life Support (PALS). Palestine Regional Medial Center has four pediatricians on staff, as well as several family practitioners that provide care to pediatric patients.
Our surgery staff physicians specialize in urology, gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, oral maxillofacial, gastroenterology, as well as general and vascular surgery. They can perform leading edge procedures including laser surgery, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. Other staff physician specialties include endocrinology, rheumatology, neurology, oncology/hematology, podiatry, physiatric medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology, cardiology, otolaryngology and pain management.
Palestine Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day by emergency physicians and specially trained nursing personnel. "Express Care" services are also available seven days a week 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to provide care more quickly for less emergent cases. A helipad is available when Flight for Life is needed to transport patients from our hospital. In addition, our Emergency Medical Services is the designated 911 responder for Anderson County. All ambulances are equipped with the most current technology in monitors/defibrillators designed to improve patient care and survival. EMS works closely with area volunteer fire departments and First Responders to provide emergency medical training and area-wide services.
The Center for Wound Care is located inside Palestine Regional Medical Center. Staffed by physicians and certified wound care nurses, the Center treats all types of wounds that have not responded to other treatments. This includes but is not limited to diabetic ulcers, venous or arterial ulcers, burns, pressure ulcers, surgical incisions, abscesses or any other skin problems. The Center for Wound Care offers the latest techniques and treatments in wound care management. Palestine Regional Medical Center has two Women's Clinics to serve our communities. These clinics, located in Palestine and Fairfield, provide pregnancy testing, OB and prenatal care and a wide range of gynecological services. We also partner with the Hospice of East Texas to offer the five-bed David Foster Hospice Unit.
In addition to the acute care services offered at Palestine Regional Medical Center, Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital offers specialized care to a variety of patients requiring inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services. A multi-disciplinary team approach is used to provide a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. The Rehabilitation Team consists of physicians, physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, occupational therapists and an excellent staff of rehabilitation nurses. Outpatient therapies are also offered.
In addition, a Transitional Living Apartment is available to transition patients from the hospital to their home living environment. We provide an environment that is conducive to the recovery process, as well as all private rooms and abundant space for social interaction and training in the Activities of Daily Living.
Palestine Regional provides inpatient adult psychiatric services, as well as Senior Care (GeroPsych) services. These two distinct units are staffed by a team of medical professionals including two psychiatrists. The staff is clinically focused and patient centered. Families or physicians may request a thorough assessment in the home, physicians' offices or other facilities by a pre-admission screening professional.
We are committed to the value that a hospital brings to its community. We recently purchased a state-of-the-art digital mammography system and a new 64-slice CT unit. We introduced our new physician ‘hospitalist' program this past July. A hospitalist is a specialist in the field of internal medicine who cares only for hospitalized patients and works cooperatively with patient's family physicians. They do not have a medical practice outside the hospital. This will enable these new physicians to focus exclusively on inpatient care and be available 24/7.
We continue to recruit new physicians to enhance the service offerings that signal the growth envisioned for the communities we serve and a promise to provide excellence in healthcare to our families, friends and neighbors.