Built on a Firm Foundation…Our History

Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens, SC, is the result of a country doctor’s dream to bring medical care to the people of Pickens County. Beginning more than 50 years ago as a three-room clinic, Cannon Memorial today is a modern, high-tech facility where patients not only receive the best medical care, but also individual care, attention, and genuine concern that is so often overlooked in today’s health care arena.

Dr. E. Gaine Cannon founded the first Cannon Hospital located on Pendleton Street and named it as a memorial to his father Dr. James Cannon. In 1949 the hospital grew to an 88-bed facility and was sold to community leaders who formed a non-profit organization. In 1982 a new hospital was built at its current location on W.G Acker Drive, and because of the growth of the community, the Outpatient Services building was added in 1991. Today, Cannon Memorial is a 55-bed facility with staff physicians who specialize in such areas as urology, orthopedics, cardiology, and gastroenterology. The hospital also added medical practices including family practices locations, surgical and orthopedics.

Today, our hospital offers a full range of state-of-the-art medical technology, equipment, and services to meet the health care needs of the community. The expanded services of today’s hospital include a 24-hour Emergency Department, a full service laboratory, on site CT and MRI , physical therapy, critical care unit, sleep clinic, wellness programs for both children and adults, and diagnostic imaging for both inpatient and outpatient. We sponsor health fairs, flu clinics, CPR training, fitness classes, support groups, and many other community wellness services through our Wellness Center located at the hospital.

In 2009, Cannon Memorial Hospital signed a partnership agreement with AnMed Health in Anderson, SC, to create a new healthcare network. AnMed Health is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System out of Charlotte, NC. The agreement will allow Cannon the opportunity to enhance patient care services and lower cost through economies of scale. The affiliation was intended to prepare our community hospital for the changes that will occur in the future with the healthcare delivery system. Click here to learn more about the services offered at AnMed Health – http://www.anmedhealth.org/

Cannon Hospital is built on a firm foundation of rich history, a vision for advanced health care and genuine compassion for the people of this community and will be able to enhance this tradition with our new affiliation. Cannon Memorial Hospital…..Traditional Values. Personal Service. Quality Care – Since 1947.