McKee Breast Center
McKee Medical Center began in the early 1970s when local farmer, Thomas McKee, was a patient in Loveland’s only hospital. The facility was aging and overcrowded, and Mr. McKee immediately recognized the community’s need for a new space in which to care for its residents. McKee donated 29.5 acres of his farmland for a new health care facility, and in 1976, the McKee Medical Center opened for business. The hospital faced its first disaster just a few months later when the Big Thompson Canyon flooded, devastating the area and claiming 144 lives. The new building proved to be one of the town’s greatest assets with its ability to accommodate a much larger number of patients than before. Today, McKee continues to serve as a great resource to the community, particularly since adding a state-of-the art program for diagnosing and treating breast disease. Completed in 2005, the McKee Breast Center provides a convenient location for women to receive annual mammograms and other diagnostic breast exams. The Breast Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and is fully accredited by the Food and Drug Administration in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
"The grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation has been instrumental in serving uninsured and underinsured women in Northern Colorado with breast cancer screenings that would otherwise be unattainable. With budget cuts occurring at the state and federal level, the need for free breast cancer screenings has been increasing significantly. At McKee the National Mammography Program grant has allowed the hospital to offer the full continuum of care for breast cancer including screening and treatment services."
Kristen L. Freund, MSW, LSW, Oncology Social Worker
Seven Lakes Medical Plaza
1900 Boise Ave. Suite 110
Loveland, Colorado 80538