Advanced cancer care to heal the whole person

MaryEllen Locher Breast Center

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center of Excellence is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). Our center provides our region with a full spectrum of clinical and support services.

Why choose a comprehensive center?

Comprehensive breast centers voluntarily undergo detailed examination of processes, quality indicators, and treatment plans to ensure that they are providing the best possible, most up-to-date care. Most physicians and clinicians practicing at centers of excellence eagerly seek additional training to remain at the forefront of advances in breast care.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center consistently meets or exceeds all quality standards of care, meaning you can rest assured the most advanced treatment options are available to you. And, unlike other breast imaging facilities, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is an all - inclusive center which allows women to go from a screening mammogram to a complete diagnostic work up in one appointment. While most women will never need the full range of services we offer, the few who do will have peace of mind in knowing they are in good hands. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals provide the best possible care while minimizing the time from finding a breast concern to diagnosis and treatment.

ACR Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center

Betsy J. Washburn, M.D., breast oncology surgeon, discusses why the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is the best choice for breast care in the Chattanooga region.

MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center offers the highest quality, evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Services are available at the four locations listed below and CHI Memorial's Mobile Health Coaches. In addition to normal business hours, we offer weekday extended hours and Saturday appointments.

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

605 Glenwood Drive, Suite 100, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37404
(423) 495-4040

CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson

5022 Old Godsey Lane, Suite 8, Hixson, Tennessee, 37343
(423) 495-4040

CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center

6401 Mountain View Rd., Ooltewah, Tennessee, 37363
(423) 495-4040

CHI Memorial Imaging Center - Parkway

4700 Battlefield Pkwy, Suite 100, Ringgold, GA 30736
(423) 495-4040

Chattanooga's Only Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeons

Dr. Betsy Washburn
Betsy Washburn, MD

Breast Cancer Surgery Medical Director

MaryEllen Locher legacy

MaryEllen Locher legacy

Established in 2007, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center was inspired by the local television news anchor and health reporter who courageously battled breast cancer. As a result of her personal experience with cancer, MaryEllen pledged to make the breast cancer journey easier for all women. Working alongside CHI Memorial, she provided insight and inspiration for the development of a breast center that would combine the best possible medical care in an atmosphere of calm and understanding. Reducing the time between diagnosis and treatment was MaryEllen’s primary goal. Although MaryEllen ultimately lost her battle to cancer in 2005, her legacy lives on in the thousands of women whose lives have been touched by the center which bears her name.

Using a holistic approach to care, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center focuses on the body, mind and spirit. From the convenient front door parking to the center’s calming, stress-reducing design elements, our center strives to introduce calm in a difficult time. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals ensure you’ll receive the best possible care in a timely fashion.