Louisiana Medical Center Adds Cancer Institute

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor
October 13, 2021

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center plans to break ground in 2022 on the Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, a new state-of-the-art cancer center that will be a destination and leader in advancing cancer care for Baton Rouge and the Gulf South region of Louisiana. Construction of the freestanding facility will be an expected investment of $100 million, with additional financial investments advancing cancer care and services.

The facility will include more than 80,000 square feet connected to the Regional Medical Center, providing access to a suite of services for all cancer patients. The institute will include medical and surgical oncology practices, a chemotherapy/infusion center, advanced imaging and diagnostics for treatment, dedicated infusion pharmacy, an on-site pharmacy and a conference center, which together deliver on multidisciplinary care, education, research, patient wellness and innovation.

“This is an historic investment in cancer care for the Gulf South,” said Daniel Nuss, MD, FACS, who will lead Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute. “Research has proven that best-in-class cancer care includes a team-based and holistic approach to patient needs. We are bringing our full body of knowledge and expertise to not only construct this facility, but to provide the total care experience under one roof for every patient who steps through our doors. I’m honored and excited to stand with this unmatched vision. Patients can have newfound confidence that our advanced surgical treatment and hematology and oncology services can all be found right here in our community and will serve as an easily accessible destination for those across the Gulf South.”

Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is accredited by the Commission on Cancer affirming the highest standards in cancer research, treatment, prevention and education, and meeting successful completion of a rigorous review process. This accreditation has been in place since 1990 demonstrating the sustained quality of this comprehensive approach.

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