For more than 30 years, Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center
has offered a team of expert physicians, skilled nurses, and specialists
who provide first-rate care close to home.
We recently announced a
30,000-square-foot expansion of our cancer services, including centralizing radiation, chemotherapy,
imaging, clinic space, hematology/oncology, nutritional support, dental
services for cancer patients and clinical trials to the first floor of
the Bluebonnet hospital’s Medical Tower 2. The expansion will also
add other services focused on patients with cancer, including a dedicated
chemo pharmacy that will allow patients to get infusion faster, a dedicated
oncology lab, and a new, larger infusion room with natural sunlight and
electronic tablets to add comfort and convenience. Construction is scheduled
to begin this spring with a 2019 completion date.
We are also opening the Healing Boutique, a new retail shop focused on
cancer supplies and resources. The shop will be the first of its kind
in Baton Rouge, offering retail items and resources for patients with
all types of cancer, including items for both men and women.
As the region's first accredited and only comprehensive cancer program,
we have been named the highest quality cancer care in Baton Rouge by CareChex
in both 2015 and 2016. We were also recognized by the Association of Community
Cancer Centers in 2013 for the creation of emergency charts for patients
to use in the event of a disaster and again in 2014 for allowing patients
to receive dietitian services over video chat. In 2014, BRG expanded radiation
oncology services to three locations –– Bluebonnet, Mid City
and in Zachary, Louisiana.