The Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center spans across South Louisiana, bringing world-renowned cancer treatments normally found at large medical centers in Houston and New Orleans closer to home.
Opening its doors on July 6, 2010, the Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has been designated as a comprehensive community cancer program since 2012. In addition to clinical services, Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center boasts one of the largest infusion centers in Louisiana, with satellite locations in Abbeville, Crowley, Opelousas and New Iberia.
Lafayette’s #1 Accredited Cancer Program
Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center is now among the nationally elite group of cancer care providers recognized as an Accredited Cancer Program. In March 2016, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer granted three-year accreditation, with commendation and named it a recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award.
The CoC Accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence and is awarded to comprehensive cancer care programs that provide high quality, comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. Additionally, to earn accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards. These standards include patient access to cancer-related information, education and support. The program must include a cancer registry that collects various data on different cancers, offers lifelong patient follow-up and, most importantly, offers patients quality care close to home.
When patients receive care at an accredited cancer facility, they have access to an on-site laboratory, radiological testing and the latest technology designed to prevent and detect cancer as early as possible. New treatments, genetic counseling and several patient-centered services are also available.
A Major Teaching Hospital in South Louisiana
The Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center also benefits from Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center‘s status as a Major Teaching Hospital. Residents from LSU’s School of Medicine residency program now rotate through our cancer center locations, providing thorough attention and evaluation skills to patients. Studies show that teaching hospitals can offer better care than non-teaching hospitals.
Our Team of Cancer Specialists
Our multi-disciplinary team includes experienced oncologists and oncology nurses, as well as a professional support team consisting of a dietitian, a genetic counselor, a patient educator, a patient navigator, a social worker and a medical psychologist.
This team of talented professionals allows us to provide a level of care unmatched in Acadiana all under one roof while also improving your access to services when you need them and facilitating better communication with you and your family.
Our facility provides:
- On-site lab and pharmacy
- Library/resource room for family consultations
- Courtesy transportation available for patients, if needed
- Comforting infusion center with 6 infusion bays
Start Your Road to Remission at Ochsner Lafayette General
Our mission is to be patient-centered – with all aspects of care personalized to your individual needs.
After looking at your family history, it may be possible to take advantage of today’s technology of gene identification and testing to give you and your family a better understanding of your cancer risks.
View our brochure on cancer genetics to learn more about testing and counseling services that we offer.
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