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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board of Directors Elects New Members

New volunteer leadership appointed to advance Cancer Center’s mission   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that the following volunteer leaders were elected to its board of directors to help further the organization’s mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. Bill O’Quin was re-elected to serve as Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins COO and Physics Chief is First Medical Physicist to Earn Prestigious Fellowship

(Baton Rouge, La.) – Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, chief operating officer and chief of physics at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, is the first medical physicist selected by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive the ASTRO Health Policy Fellowship designation. This year-long program trains leaders in radiation oncology health policy issues, and Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Ben Blanchard Foundation Present Successful Live Well Northshore Event

Northshore residents screened for cancer and other conditions in fun, festive atmosphere   (Covington, LA) Nearly 300 Northshore residents took proactive measures to protect their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s inaugural Live Well Northshore event at the Covington Trailhead. Funded by the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation, Northshore residents received screenings for Read More
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Hilaire & Ethel Lanaux Honor Granddaughter with Transformational Gift to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Funds to enhance prevention, education and early detection programs across south Louisiana   (Covington, LA) No one ever wants to imagine losing a child or grandchild, but one family is honoring their granddaughter’s courageous cancer battle by creating a lasting legacy that will help others for generations to come. New Orleans residents Hilaire and Ethel Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington Launches Free Community Health Event

Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation funds free cancer screenings, food and fun for the entire family   (Covington, La.) – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, in conjunction with the Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation, is providing free, convenient access to many types of cancer screenings at its inaugural Live Well Northshore event. Live Well Northshore Read More
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Rubicon Contributes $1 Million to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Rubicon gift to impact all areas of cancer care   (Geismar, LA) Rubicon LLC, a chemical manufacturer located in Geismar, LA and 25-year supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has reached a cumulative giving total of $1 million. These funds contributed to the Cancer Center have been generated through a number of initiatives including Read More
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Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation Presents $100,000 Gift to Cancer Center

Funds to enhance early detection and patient assistance programs in Northshore region   (Covington, LA) The Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation recently presented Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington with a $100,000 gift that will fund a new education and early detection event for Northshore residents and support key assistance programs benefiting patients and families Read More
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Cancer-focused organizations will work together to do more, enhance effectiveness and outreach and streamline services

(Baton Rouge) Two cancer-focused organizations, Cancer Services and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), have collaborated for years to provide services to those impacted by cancer in the Greater Baton Rouge area. After an extended period of discussions, the Cancer Services’ and Mary Bird Perkins’ boards of directors have resolved to deepen the longtime relationship. Read More
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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Names Dana Neucere Chief Financial Officer

(Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has announced that Dana Neucere, CPA, has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for the organization. Neucere, who has more than twenty years of experience, primarily in the healthcare industry, most previously served as CFO for Tenet Healthcare/Coast Healthcare Management, LLC, in Cypress, California. Neucere succeeds Paul Nowacki, Read More
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Medical Physics Residency Program Receives Reaccreditation

(Baton Rouge, La.) The Commission on Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has granted full reaccreditation to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Physics Residency Program. Mary Bird Perkins is the first center in Louisiana to establish such a program, helping provide highly specialized professionals to the workforce and enhanced care for cancer patients. Mary Bird Read More