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Melanie Rasmusson Named Director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC

Melanie Rasmusson is responsible for the further development and coordination of the comprehensive, award-winning cancer center program.

 

(Houma, La.) Melanie Rasmusson, BSRT(T), MBA has been named director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. She is responsible for the further development and coordination of the comprehensive, award-winning cancer center program.

Rasmusson received a Bachelor of Science Degree in radiation therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University. Her experience includes working as the Manager of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and in Radiological Emergency Preparedness for the Governor’s Office in Baton Rouge.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is nationally accredited with commendation for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) – the gold standard for community-based cancer care. The Cancer Center offers immediate access to a wealth of technology and clinical expertise for the Houma community and the greater Bayou region. In addition to high quality cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC offers free cancer screenings throughout our community due to the Early Bird mobile medical unit and an early detection staff that conducts screenings for breast, skin, oral, prostate and colorectal cancer for at-risk populations.

“I am so honored to be working for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC,” Rasmusson said. “I feel fortunate to be a part of the team at MBPCC at TGMC. The staff and physicians at the Cancer Center and the hospital are the most dedicated caregivers. I know I’ve found a home here in this community.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Melanie Rasmusson to our nationally-recognized cancer center program,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Her experience and expertise will be an asset to our team as we continue to provide exceptional, quality cancer care to the people in our region.”

 

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.