TRMC’s new cancer facility battles troubling mortality rates

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

THIBODAUX — Statistics indicate 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 the Greater River Region, according to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center officials.

Thibodaux Regional CEO Greg Stock said, with a projected increase in cancer diagnosis, Thibodaux Regional is again taking a proactive approach and making a statement with a strong commitment to provide the “very best cancer care possible — right here close to home.”

With that in mind, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center recently announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art cancer facility.

“The new Cancer Institute will provide the springboard for continued growth and development of cancer services — into the future,” Stock said.

“That future aligns with our vision and includes important innovations such as integrating wellness into the clinical aspects of cancer care.”

The $35 million building, with construction expected to begin in December, would provide nearly 100,000 square feet over five stories. Thibodaux Regional’s new facility will allow for growth of the hospital’s cancer program and 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.