Category Archives: Press Release – Hammond


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation Elects 2018-2019 Board Members

Community leaders elected to grow and steward endowment fund that supports the fight against cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) – J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly, retired partner of KPMG LLP, was recently elected to serve as chair of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation. Jolly has been on the Foundation board since 2013 and served Read More

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

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

Harvard-Trained Oncologist Brings Expertise to Baton Rouge & Hammond

Konstantin Kovtun, M.D. Joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Medical Staff   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins is pleased to announce the addition of radiation oncologist Konstantin “Kos” Kovtun, M.D. to its medical staff. Beginning, Aug. 1, Dr. Kovtun will practice at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Read More

New Technology Puts Space Between Hammond Man and Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Prostate cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center can have a more effective, comfortable radiation treatment experience   (Hammond, LA) Prostate cancer patients who receive radiation therapy at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond now have access to a new, innovative technology that has been proven to provide protection from treatment side effects. Read More

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
11 months ago Press Release - Hammond

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Community

Three decades of breakthrough cancer services for Hammond and neighboring areas.   (Hammond, LA) Thousands of cancer patients have walked through the doors since Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond opened in March 1988. Prior to the organization’s entry into Tangipahoa Parish 30 years ago, there were no significant cancer care services in the Read More

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

Cancer Center to Expand Leading-Edge Radiation Treatment Technology

Enhanced Precision in Radiation Treatment for Hammond Area Patients   (Hammond, LA) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond now offers greater precision in radiation therapy with the addition of the Elekta Agility multileaf collimator (MLC). The Agility MLC is a radiation beam shaping device integrated with the existing Elekta Infinity radiation therapy system, which Read More

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