Thibodaux Regional Medical Center announces construction of new state-of-the-art cancer facility
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center recently announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art cancer facility.
For more than 25 years, Thibodaux Regional has been a leader in providing quality cancer care, and has established and maintained a culture of excellence. The new cancer facility will accommodate the growth the Center is experiencing, and will position Thibodaux Regional for the future of cancer care and how those affected by cancer are treated.
Statistics indicate that Louisiana has one of the highest incidence and mortality rates in the United States for breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer, the four most prevalent cancers in our region.
“Cancer impacts the lives of so many people,” said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional. “There is no place like home when a person—and their family members—are coping with cancer. With a projected increase in cancer diagnosis, we are once again taking a proactive approach and making a statement about our strong commitment to provide the very best cancer care possible—right here close to home.”
“The new Cancer Institute will provide the springboard for continued growth and development of cancer services—into the future,” added Stock. “That future aligns with our vision and includes important innovations such as integrating wellness into the clinical aspects of cancer care.”
The $35 million, five-story building will provide nearly 100,000 square feet, allowing for growth of the hospital’s cancer program and will include radiation therapy, chemotherapy/infusion area, medical oncology clinic, education center, wellness services, activity center, library, diagnostics center, conference center, laboratory, pharmacy, and a chapel.
Construction on the new facility is expected to begin December 2018.
Posted on Fri, June 1, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette