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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hosts Open House

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tours Held

 

(Covington, La.) – The new state-of-the-art Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital hosted an open house on Thursday, June 28. A ribbon cutting ceremony with the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce took place at 4:30 p.m. and Center tours were ongoing throughout the event.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. The Center’s services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, clinical research trials, patient navigation, free screenings, education and more.

“We know that patients are strengthened when surrounded by family and friends, and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital makes that possible by providing expert cancer care close to home,” said Patti Ellish, president and CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital. “The modern technologies available at the Center, coupled with the compassion of our dedicated staff, will provide every advantage to our patients.”

Nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital offers Northshore cancer patients and families access to advanced technology and clinical expertise.  The Center’s diagnostic and treatment technologies include the Elekta Infinity linear accelerator which allows for faster, more accurate treatments.

“The vision for the Cancer Center is to provide Northshore residents with enhanced access to advanced, compassionate cancer care right in their community,” said Todd Stevens, president and CEO of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “Since our partnership began in 1998, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital have worked together to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer and will continue to do so through collaboration.”

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care thatstrives to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families on the Northshore. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. Not only do patients have access to these vital cancer services and high quality cancer care, but these services are readily available close to home.