June 23, 2019

Palestine, Texas (June 23, 2019) – Palestine Regional Medical Center today announced that Russell Kelly, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering interventional cardiology services to patients throughout East Texas. Dr. Kelly brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to PRMC and is the first interventional cardiologist to join PRMC’s hospital’s medical staff this year.     

“Dr. Kelly has years of experience in treating a range of complex heart conditions, and he is an excellent addition to our hospital team,” said Roy Finch, CEO of Palestine Regional Medical Center.  “Heart disease is an increasing concern in Palestine, and Dr. Kelly’s expertise will be important as PRMC strives to meet our region’s evolving healthcare needs and make our community healthier.”  

Dr. Kelly joins Palestine Regional Medical Center from Citrin Cardiology and Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama where he has served as an attending physician for two years.  Before Citrin, he was the Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County for thirteen years.   

Dr. Kelly graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1987.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Bellevue and New York University Hospitals and a cardiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Kelly then completed a second fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.  Dr. Kelly is a diplomate, ABIM, of Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.   

Dr. Kelly joins Miquel Castellanos, MD, Cardiologist at Palestine Cardiologist Associates, 126 Medical Drive.  Dr. Kelly is now seeing patients. For a referral or to schedule an appointment, please call 903.731.0509. 

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.