PRMC In The Community
Palestine Regional Medical Center believes strongly in partnering with the communities they serve to enrich and improve the quality of life. The following list is just a snapshot of some of the organizations we've collarborated with:
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce
- "Every 15 Minutes" Drinking/Driving Program for area schools
- United Way
- Sanctuary House
- Palestine YMCA
- Palestine Junior Service League
- All Area School Systems
- March of Dimes
- Palestine Rotary
- Palestine Lions Club
- Palestine Kiwanis Club
- Area 4H Clubs
- The University of Texas @ Tyler Palestine Campus
- Trinity Valley Community College.
Community Senior Health Fair
Palestine Regional hosted a "Senior Health & Fitness" Health Fair again this year. We had 25 vendors and 10 speakers presenting items, information and topics of interest to our senior population. We gave away door prizes, T-Shirts, and food! A representative from the Palestine Police Department addressed 'senior scams' and we had a security expert talk on 'how to secure your home. We also had home health agencies, American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, medical equipment representatives, LifeLine, hospice,inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, depression, etc. We will continue to offer this valuable health fair each year to specifically offer information to our senior population.
Palestine Regional Medical Center partners with the Texas Cooperative Extension Agency to offer the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes educational program for people in the community with type 2 diabetes. The curriculum provides the foundation for the program and ensures consistent, quality education. Physicians and other clinical personnel present topics over a six-week period of time. The course is free to the public and presented at Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dogwood Trails Bike Tour
Palestine Regional Medical Center is very active with the Palestine Chamber of Commerce participating and sponsoring various fundraisers. One of the larger annual festivals is titled "Dogwood Trails", which celebrates three weekends at the end of March and the beginning of April. This past March, the hospital sponsored the 'Dogwood Trails Bike Tour', entertaining riders with a 2 mile, 10 mile and 60 mile bike challenge through the wooded countryside. The race draws riders from Palestine, Dallas, Houston, Nacogdoches and a few from out of state who enjoy the scenery of East Texas.