OLOL announces plans for $100 million new cancer center

Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Our Lady of the Lake has announced construction plans for a new $100 million cancer center.

Construction of the 80,000 square foot facility will begin in 2022. Officials said the Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute will include medical and surgical oncology practices, a chemotherapy/infusion center, advanced imaging and diagnostics for treatment, an infusion pharmacy, an on-site pharmacy and a conference center.

“We are excited to bring all of these services under one roof with our holistic approach to cancer therapy,” said OLOL President and CEO Scott Wester. “Patients benefit when surrounded by family, support systems and the familiarity of home—every advantage combined with advanced treatments and care beyond their cure.”

There are three potential sites for the new facility and it will stand adjacent to the OLOL Regional Medical Center, according to Wester.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the new cancer center will be a “tremendous asset” to the area and state.

“Investments such as this are helping Louisiana to become a healthcare destination,” said Edwards.

The full announcement is available below:

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