St. Tammany Cancer Center

Visionary cancer care, right here on the Northshore

The strategic partnership among St. Tammany Health System, Ochsner and Mary Bird Perkins allows us to constantly seek out new perspectives that can help turn uncertainty into breakthroughs – with modern technology, innovative treatments and access to more clinical trials.


Teamwork. Trust. Compassion. Quality. Innovation. The medical professionals at St. Tammany Health System exhibit those values every single day – and dedication to each of them is on full display with our comprehensive cancer care program.

From the recognized excellence of our Women’s Pavilion to our adoption of groundbreaking detection technologies to the central role we play at the St. Tammany Cancer Center, our team of oncologists, diagnosticians, surgeons and other cancer-care experts have come together to build one of the region’s most trusted and advanced cancer programs, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and NAPBC, and recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.

In short, St. Tammany Health System has become the premier place to go on the Northshore for cancer care, from diagnosis to treatment to, most importantly, survivorship.

And best of all, it’s right here in Covington – which means Northshore residents can get some of the best cancer care available without ever leaving the place they love best: home.

A closer look

St. Tammany Health System prides itself on its comprehensive array of cancer care services. Among them:

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Blending the soothing atmosphere of a spa with the unparalleled expertise of our fellowship-trained radiologists and the diagnostic capabilities of the newest technology, St. Tammany Health System’s Women’s Pavilion – deemed a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – has become the Northshore’s go-to place for comprehensive breast health services.

A GPS for your prostate? Kinda.
Doctors at St. Tammany Health System recently unveiled the organization’s new UroNav system, a high-tech blending of MRI imagery with ultrasound-guided images to aid doctors as they biopsy a patient’s prostate, helping them more efficiently detect possible cancer earlier. In a field in which early intervention is crucial, that’s no small thing.

Surgical services
For more than 65 years, the surgeons of St. Tammany Health System have been delivering the most innovative, comprehensive and safe healthcare options available to Northshore residents. The 90-plus staff members in our Surgical Department provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services – 5,000 every year – in our 10 state-of-the-art operating rooms.

Awards and accreditations

St. Tammany Health System's Cancer Care program has earned recognition from groups including: