Medical or Clinical Support

Breast Center

This fund supports the McKee Breast Center, which addresses the breast health needs of women throughout Northern Colorado. The fund provides for capital needs, service support, provider support, and patient educational materials.

  • Capital needs for the clinic such as imaging programs, machines, space renovation, and other clinical needs as prescribed by the Breast Center and McKee leadership.
  • Art or other patient care materials to support the healing and care of women.
  • Support for staff education, materials, or other professional education for improving the care for Larimer County communities.

Cancer Center

This fund is intended to support needs for capital and operating expenses including, but not limited to, building, grounds, equipment, art, and furniture. All requests are intended to support ongoing patient care of the Cancer Center. Support of patients, staff, and the facility are equal pillars in need of attention for high quality care.

  • Professional development
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Clinical support needs
  • Clinical development
  • Equipment
  • Training
  • One-time purchase needs

Clinical Support

The Clinical Support fund is intended to support the growth and services provided at McKee Medical Center through education, development, equipment, and improved processes.

  • New space evaluations, design, and construction costs
  • New equipment
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • Replacement of supplies for the gym such as towels or small items not designated as equipment
  • Repairs to equipment or space
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Operational support

Employee Gym (McKee and BFCMC)

This fund supports the initial construction and ongoing support for employee gym space at McKee and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center.

  • New space evaluations, design, and construction costs
  • New equipment
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • Replacement of supplies for the gym such as towels or small items not designated as equipment
  • Repairs to equipment or space
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Operational support

General (Unrestricted)

Unrestricted or undesignated funds comprise the area of greatest need. These are funds to which a donor has not specified their use. They may be used for the support of the Mckee Wellness Foundation’s nonprofit mission.

  • Grant support for patients
  • Costs for special events
  • Operating costs not covered by the Banner McKee Grant
  • Marketing costs
  • Special requests as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Expenses in support of the Foundation’s mission

Heart Watchers

This fund supports the Heart Watchers program, a Phase III/IV cardiac rehabilitation program that exists to provide the Loveland-Berthoud area with a low-cost, medically supervised exercise and education program for persons at high risk for or diagnosed with heart disease. This long-standing Loveland program became part of McKee Medical Center in 1999 after operating independently for more than 20 years.

  • Capital projects
  • Equipment repair and replacement
  • Patient support needs: copays, coverage of sessions, etc.
  • Staff education
  • Print material for patients
  • Scholarship requests for one or multiple treatments and/or sessions in the cardiac rehabilitation gym and clinic

Kruger Fund

This fund, created from an endowment by the estate of Kathleen Kruger, is to be used for respiratory care and education.

  • Asthma Camp
  • Training for providers
  • Conferences for respiratory care providers
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Education materials
  • Information and training to benefit the general public, patients, and staff
  • Respiratory care support – patient support and treatment


The Lifeline Assistance Fund provides installation and monthly service fees to underinsured or uninsured low-income seniors who require Lifeline support to maintain their independence and continue to live at home. Lifeline, manufactured by Phillips, is an easy-to-use medical alert service designed to reduce the risks associated with living alone.

  • Supports the monthly Lifeline costs for fall-risk patients regardless of course of treatment
  • Financial need: Qualify at or below 500% of the current federal poverty level

McKee Cares

This fund is dedicated to the support of McKee staff members and their families during unexpected, life-changing events. All requests for funds must be referrals by managers or other staff for an employee or colleague. McKee Cares is funded through the Employee Giving Campaign as a designated donation. This resource fund assists McKee Medical Center employees with confidential, critical, short-term needs. The one-time payments and support may be used to meet basic emergency needs of food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and other critical areas as appropriate. BFCMC employees may be considered as recipients on a case-by-case basis.

  • Emergency food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Utilities
  • Other critical needs as appropriate

Prescription Assistance

The Prescription Assistance Fund helps low-income community members obtain chronic-care and transition medications. $500 annual patient maximum, but exceptions may be allowed.

  • Banner patients in the Loveland area who are screened and qualify for the Pharmacy Patient Advocacy Program
  • For use at Banner pharmacies, Good Day Pharmacies, or King Soopers Pharmacies

Contact your Banner provider for more details on enrolling in prescription assistance.

Shelton Fund

This fund is a perpetual annual scholarship or grant that was endowed in honor of Helen Shelton.

  • A gift of 90% of the annual income of the fund will be made to a nurse from McKee Medical Center who has demonstrated exemplary nursing standards and compassion in patient care. It may also be awarded to a nursing student who has demonstrated a high aptitude for nursing.

Simulation Center

This fund supports the provider staff by maintaining a safe, educational environment for developing and practicing clinical skills and proficiency as well as enhancing teamwork opportunities to ensure improved patient care.

  • Equipment improvement, maintenance, or relocation
  • Space remodel, design, construction, and additional improvement costs
  • Other needs to support the growth and education of McKee providers

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care fund supports the ongoing needs of maintaining and engaging the hospital chapel as well as the spiritual care department. In addition to facility support, the fund may provide funds and items to enhance patient care and support the pastoral fellowship program.

  • Clinical pastoral education reimbursement up to $500 for each participant
  • Physical support: Furniture, equipment, materials, repairs, art
  • Resources: Printing and translation of patient and family resources
  • Board certification costs
  • Continuing education support
  • Workshop support
  • Professional certification costs, registration, travel

Stepping Stones

This fund supports Stepping Stones Adult Day Program, a service of McKee Medical Center that gives participants an opportunity to socialize, build friendships, and enjoy stimulating activities in a safe, caring environment. With individual activities tailored to meet the specific needs of each participant, Stepping Stones is a place where dignity, confidence, security, and independence are assured, giving participants a new level of freedom and enhancing their quality of life.

  • Scholarships for participants based on need: income at or below 500% of the current federal poverty level
  • Capital and small equipment needs for Stepping Stones
  • One-time projects or needs for the facility
  • One-time program needs for the facility such as seminars, classes, memberships, materials, etc.
  • Annual request needs including flowers, tools, materials that need annual replacement, etc.

Sunshine Carts

There are three Sunshine Carts stocked with patient comfort items that are free for patients. The Foundation supplies the carts and volunteers deliver them to patient rooms. The Sunshine Cart program began in 1991 when a local donor decided to add a little sunshine to patient stays by delivering cookies and small gifts to rooms on holidays and other special occasions. The program has expanded to support the needs of patients during hospital stays by offering comfort items.

  • Toiletry items
  • Reading glasses
  • Contact lens solution
  • Books and activity books
  • Blankets
  • Miscellaneous wellness items

Women and Infants Services

This fund is a reallocation of Healthy Beginnings funds. It supports prenatal and infant care services.

  • Equipment
  • Training
  • Clinical support needs
  • Patient experience
  • Patient support and emergency needs
  • Infant support: diapers, car seats, and safety needs
  • First Baby of the Year basket at McKee and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center
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