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Loveland Surgical Associates to join Banner Medical Group

 

LOVELAND, Colo. (July 23, 2012) – Banner Health announces that Loveland Surgical Associates will join Banner Medical Group (BMG) effective Sept. 1.

“We are pleased to have these outstanding surgeons join our BMG team,” said Scott Baker, vice president for BMG in Banner Health’s Western Region. “The physicians at Loveland Surgical Associates have been providing exceptional care to patients in and around Loveland for many years and are integral members of the community.”

Four board-certified surgeons comprise the Loveland Surgical Associates practice: Jerome S. Collins, MD, Bradford R. Keeler, MD, Thomas M. Blomquist, Ph.D., MD, and Karin Schmidova, MD.

“Since our group’s inception in 1973, Loveland Surgical Associates has always practiced surgery with the intent to put our patients first,” Dr. Keeler explained. “Partnering with Banner Medical Group allows our group to continue to provide state-of-the-art surgical care for our patients right here in Loveland. Banner Health and Banner Medical Group have shown over the last decade that they share our vision of Loveland’s residents having access to nationally recognized care locally at McKee Medical Center.”

Dr. Collins received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He also completed a surgical externship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Colorado and the Larimer County medical societies. Dr. Collins is the director of Trauma Services at McKee Medical Center in Loveland and is current chief of staff at that facility.

Dr. Keeler received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan., and completed his internship and residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, Dr. Keeler is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Womack Surgical Society and the Colorado and Larimer County medical societies.

Dr. Blomquist received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency there. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Blomquist is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Colorado and Larimer County medical societies. Dr. Blomquist serves as medical director of the Wound Care and Ostomy Center and as chairman of the Department of Surgery at McKee Medical Center.

Dr. Schmidova received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Milton S. Hershey/Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, she is an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

“Northern Colorado is blessed with different healthcare systems that provide excellent patient care,” said Dr. Keeler, “but our priority is to the residents of Loveland, and McKee Medical Center is the local hospital with access to patient care practices that are proven to work throughout the western United States. Banner Medical Group’s commitment to putting patients first made this an easy choice for Dr. Collins, Dr. Blomquist, Dr. Schmidova and myself.”

ABOUT BANNER MEDICAL GROUP
Banner Medical Group is a group of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners located in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. Our highly-qualified health care professionals are dedicated to providing excellent care, superior outcomes and an outstanding patient experience. To learn more about the Banner Medical Group, please visit www.bannerhealth.com/bmg.

ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.

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