BATON ROUGE GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER AND LANE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PARTNER
TO BRING HIGH QUALITY CANCER CARE CLOSER TO HOME
Zachary, La. --- Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Lane Regional Medical
Center announced today the opening of the $4.5 million state-of-the-art
Radiation Oncology Center in Zachary, Louisiana. Bringing together the
strength of a nationally recognized comprehensive cancer program and cancer
treatment experts, physicians and caregivers, Baton Rouge General and
Lane Regional have partnered to expand radiation services and technology
to the region. Conveniently located on Lane’s campus at 6180 Main
Street, the Center is officially open and accepting patients.
“We are pleased to bring the life-saving services of radiation oncology
therapy to the region and offer those battling cancer in our area access
to a nationally recognized cancer program right here in Zachary,”
commented Randy Olson, CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center.
“With our shared commitment to serve the needs of our communities,
Baton Rouge General is proud to partner with Lane to expand our programs
and services to provide high quality, compassionate cancer care for the
good patients and families in Zachary and surrounding communities,”
said Mark F. Slyter, President and CEO, Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
Radiation oncology is the use of high energy radiation to control, shrink
or kill cancerous cells, and is often used as a curative or controlling
treatment, usually in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. The
American Cancer Society estimates about 24,300 new cancer diagnoses in
Louisiana this year, and according to the CDC, about 50 percent of all
cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy during the course
of their treatment. While each cancer treatment plan is unique, patients
who undergo radiation therapy generally receive radiation treatment five
days a week for approximately two to seven weeks.
“A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and we are pleased to expand
services to offer patients convenient access to expert cancer care closer
to home and their families, which can help ease the challenges of treatment
and recovery,” noted Dr. William Russell, MD, Medical Director of
Radiation Oncology, Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
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About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only
full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses.
As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton
Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well
as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare
for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art
heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole
family at every age and every stage of life. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane
University School of Medicine and offers a Family Medicine Residency Program,
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program,
School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology.
Baton Rouge General's cancer center was approved by the American College
of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Comprehensive
Cancer Program in 1989 and was the first cancer program in the region
to attain approval. The program has maintained continuous approval subsequently.
Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center was most recently re-approved
in March 2011 and again achieved full three-year approval with all eight
possible commendations. In addition, the Center's Radiation Oncology
Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and most
recently received re-accreditation in 2012. In 2009, Baton Rouge General
was the first accredited Breast Cancer Program in Louisiana by the National
Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This accreditation assures Baton
Rouge General patients benefit from:
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best care treatment options
- Access to breast cancer information, education and support services
- Breast cancer data collection on quality indicators for all specialties
involved in breast cancer care
- Ongoing monitoring and follow-up care
- Participation in clinical trials evaluating new breast cancer treatment options
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About Lane Regional Medical Center
Lane Regional Medical Center has evolved from a community hospital to a
state-of-the-art, regional healthcare system by continually expanding
and adding new capabilities and technologies, as well as launching new
programs and services such as Interventional Cardiology, Endoscopy &
Infusion, Behavioral Health, Wound Care & Hyperbarics, Advanced Resonance
Imaging Technology, and a new, comprehensive Radiation Oncology Center.
Offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services,
Lane also supports Orthopaedics, Labor & Delivery, Vascular &
General Surgery, In-Patient Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine, Home Health,
Diabetes, Emergency Services and After-Hours programs.
With more than 850 dedicated team members, Lane Regional is the largest
employer within the city of Zachary. The hospital continues to grow and
invest in the community by recruiting new physicians and providing access
to the very best healthcare services, technologies and programs available.
Lane’s core values are Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, Respect
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