Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center begin infusion services


(Zachary, La.) Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are now offering infusion therapy services at Lane Cancer Center, 6180 Main Street in Zachary. In September, the two organizations announced a new partnership to provide enhanced medical oncology care to Zachary-area cancer patients.

Vince Cataldo, M.D., Joseph Shows, M.D. and Siva Yadlapati, M.D. have been providing medical oncology care at Lane Cancer Center since September along with registered chemotherapy/biotherapy-certified nurses and other oncology-focused allied health and support team members.

“The addition of infusion services offers patients the convenience of seeing their medical oncologist and receiving treatments right here in Zachary,” said Larry Meese, Chief Executive Officer of Lane Regional Medical Center. “The people in our region deserve the best in care, and through this partnership with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, we are providing it at the highest level possible.”

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of death from cancer in the nation, and the number of prostate cancer diagnoses in Zachary exceeds the state average.

“We are glad to complement the state-of-the-art cancer care being provided for the Zachary area through our partnership with Lane Cancer Center,” said Linda Lee, Vice President, Mary Bird Perkins–Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “We look forward to continuing to provide services that address the complex needs of cancer patients, as well as ensuring support for their loved ones.”

For more information or to make an appointment with a medical oncologist at Lane Cancer Center, please call (225) 658-4400 or visit


About Lane Regional Medical Center

Established in 1960, Lane Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 139-bed, regional healthcare system that is continually expanding and adding new technologies, programs, and services.  Offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services, Lane supports Medical & Radiation Oncology, Interventional Cardiology, Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Wound Care &  Hyperbarics, Orthopedics, Vascular & General Surgeries, Endoscopy, Infusion, In-Patient Rehabilitation, Home Health, Audiology, Family Medicine, Emergency Services and After-Hours Urgent Care. With more than 850 dedicated team members, Lane is the largest employer within the city of Zachary. The hospital continues to grow and invest in the community by recruiting new physicians and providing access to the very best healthcare available in the region. Visit for more information.

About Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

As a regional destination for cancer care, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers the most advanced technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally-recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Center provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, extensive supportive care services and is the only facility in the Gulf South with the revolutionary Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™. The American College of Surgeons has named the Cancer Center a recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award for three consecutive survey cycles. As a nonprofit organization, donor generosity is essential to sustaining the mission of improving survivorship and lessening the burden of cancer for so many throughout Southeast Louisiana and beyond. For more information on the Cancer Center, and how you can become involved, please visit