Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Partner on Medical Oncology Services

(Zachary, La.) Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center announced today a new partnership to provide enhanced care to Zachary-area patients requiring medical oncology services.  The new partnership, effective September 4, includes medical oncology office visits and infusion therapy services, along with a host of other oncology support resources offered at Lane Cancer Center, 6180 Main Street in Zachary.

Physicians providing medical oncology care at Lane Cancer Center include Vince Cataldo, M.D., Joseph Shows, M.D. and Siva Yadlapati, MD.  A nurse practitioner, registered chemotherapy/biotherapy-certified nurses, and other oncology-focused allied health and support team members will staff the clinic.

“The Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center team is nationally recognized for its innovative, collaborative approach to patient care, including making advanced cancer services available to underserved areas,” said Larry Meese, Chief Executive Officer of Lane Regional Medical Center. “We are pleased to add this caliber of oncology expertise, further enhancing Lane’s ability to provide the highest level of care to cancer patients.”

Lane Cancer Center’s new partnership also increases patient access to other comprehensive cancer services and enhances overall care coordination to help improve survivorship and lessen the burdens of cancer.

“Lane Regional Medical Center is known for providing, state-of-the-art, compassionate care, and we want to complement the wonderful work they are doing for the Zachary area,” said Linda Lee, Vice President of Cancer Service Line, Mary Bird Perkins–Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “Through our organization’s partnership with Lane Cancer Center, we provide services that address the complex needs of cancer patients, as well as ensure 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 advance 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