July 26, 2019

 Palestine, Texas (June 1, 2019) – Palestine Regional Medical Center announced that Robert Launikitis, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering orthopedic surgical services to patients in Palestine and the surrounding East Texas region.  Dr. Launikitis, a Texas native, is the first surgeon to join Palestine Regional Medical Center this year as the hospital continues to grow its primary care and surgical services.  

 “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Launikitis to Palestine to practice at Palestine Regional Medical Center,” said Roy Finch, CEO of Palestine Regional Medical Center. “Orthopedic surgery is a growing need in our community, and Dr. Launikitis’ training at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and fellowship training at University of Southern California have given him a great breadth of experience in a wide range of procedures that people in our region need.  This expertise will be important as Palestine Regional Medical Center works to make our community healthier.” 

Dr. Launikitis has practiced medicine in The Woodlands, Texas at Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and later founded Rock Orthopedic and Hand Center.  Prior to that Dr. Launikitis worked in the medical field in Bryan and Galveston, Texas.  Collectively He has more than 14 years of experience, with a strong background in general orthopedics and special interest in hand, upper extremity, and sports medicine.

Dr. Launikitis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He will begin seeing patients at Palestine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic, located at 4002 S. Loop 256, on June 1, 2019.  For a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call  903.731.5038. 

About Palestine Regional Medical Center 

Palestine Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health, is an acute care hospital committed to providing quality healthcare close to home in Palestine and the surrounding Anderson County area. A 156 bed, acute care facility, Palestine Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of services including emergency services, general surgery services, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, cardiology services, diagnostic imaging, physical and occupational therapy, wound care, psychiatric care, and general acute care services.  Palestine Regional Medical Center is accredited by Joint Commission and is a Chest Pain Accredited facility.   For more information about Palestine Regional Medical Center, please call 903-731-1000 or visit www.palestineregional.com.   For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.