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The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Partners with Our Lady of the Lake

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The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center partners with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to provide patients with an integrated experience between hospital and cancer care, allowing patients to be near their family, friends and personal support systems within a comprehensive medical facility.

The center’s oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using a variety of technologies, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. Specially trained nurses work with oncologists to care for patients throughout their treatment. Mary Bird Perkins also offers a pet therapy group for patients who want to promote their health and well-being through interactions with certified therapy dogs.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is a private not-for-profit 800-bed hospital committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. A part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Our Lady of the Lake is consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise, leading edge technology and innovation. This partnership with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center provides a continuity of care compared to leading academic cancer treatment centers and hospitals.

Both accredited since 1992, these two institutions work with 20 other cancer centers throughout the U.S. to develop an approach to community cancer care through the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program.

Photo Credit: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center