Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Pharmacy in Covington Earns Prestigious National Accreditation

COVINGTON, La. – The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Pharmacy in Covington has achieved Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its commitment to quality, integrity and effectiveness consistent with the highest national pharmacy standards.

The specialty pharmacy, located within Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, offers high-quality service and medications for Cancer Center patients navigating their cancer journeys and experiencing side effects associated with treatment. With convenient, in-house pharmacy access, patients are afforded coordinated care, delivered quickly and in a stress-free environment – allowing for improved health outcomes.

Patients accessing the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Pharmacy in Covington benefit from internal team coordinating care, real-time clinical interventions, and the convenience of operation under the same patient medical record system. In just 24 hours, the Mary Bird Perkins pharmacy offers a quicker prior authorization time compared to the national average of 48 hours – and over three days faster to first fill.

“A lot of work has gone into earning this accreditation and I can’t say enough about the phenomenal team we have at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Pharmacy in Covington,” said Mike Miranda, Northshore administrator, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “For our organization, every service we provide is designed with our patients in mind. When it comes to accessing the specialty pharmacy, we want to make their experience as stress-free and convenient as possible. Our pharmacy has been well received by our Covington community and we are excited to have earned this prestigious recognition.”

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. It serves as an internationally recognized accrediting body with customers throughout the United States and beyond. Learn more about Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington by visiting


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s largest cancer care organization and has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 50 years. Founded in Baton Rouge in 1971 by a group of community leaders, the Cancer Center now serves every region of Louisiana and communities across southwest Mississippi. With the most expansive team of highly-trained oncologists leveraging innovative therapies and technologies, Mary Bird Perkins is offering the most personalized treatment options available in the Gulf South. The Cancer Center’s emphasis on community-based care allows patients to access these resources close to home. From early detection through our innovative Prevention on the Go screening and education program, to diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer, Mary Bird Perkins offers a wide array of individualized support services to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. For more information, visit