Opelousas General Health System AnnouncesPlans for Enhanced Medical Oncology Services

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OGHS is Partnering with Cancer Center of Acadiana to Provide Medical Oncology Services

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“We are extremely excited to be able to offer the latest advancements in medical oncology by partnering with Lafayette General Health."

In a continuing effort to provide high quality, oncologic services to Opelousas and neighboring communities, Kenneth Cochran, President/CEO of Opelousas General Health System, announced today that OGHS will be partnering with Lafayette General Health to provide medical oncology services.

OGHS is collaborating with Cancer Center of Acadiana, owned by Lafayette General Health. This collaboration will provide the latest innovation in medical oncology (chemotherapy) treatment. Cancer Center of Acadiana has several locations in the Acadiana region.

“Patients don’t need to travel outside of our community for nationally recognized cancer treatment. Our highly qualified, experienced team of physicians and clinical staff are specially trained to treat all types of cancer. This comprehensive approach to caring for cancer patients is a great addition to medical services within our region,” said Cochran.

The medical oncology services will be provided within the Opelousas General Health System cancer treatment program located at 627 East Prudhomme Street, on the Main Campus of Opelousas General Health System. “We are extremely excited to be able to offer the latest advancements in medical oncology by partnering with Lafayette General Health,” Cochran added.

For more information about cancer treatment services at Opelousas General Health System, visit our website at http://www.opelousasgeneral.com.

About Opelousas General Health System: Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 207-bed, full service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at http://www.opelousasgeneral.com.

About Cancer Center of Acadiana: Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) is a cancer treatment network with multiple locations across Acadiana. CCA staffs a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals, including Medical Oncologists/Hematologists, experienced certified oncology nurses, Gynecological Oncologist, breast fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologists, oncology certified dietician, PhD-trained genetic counselor, patient educator, patient navigator and PhD-trained Psychologist. Clinical trials, advanced treatments, genetic testing, a Breast Center, Lung Mass Center and several other patient-centered services are also available at CCA.

The main CCA location at Lafayette General Medical Center is an Accredited Academic Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). This three-year accreditation was granted to CCA with commendation. CoC accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence and is awarded to cancer care programs that provide high quality, comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient-centered care.

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