Cannon & AnMed Health

Cannon and AnMed Health Join Forces

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, AnMed Health and AnMed Health Cannon entered an integration agreement.

AnMed Health Cannon was integrated into the AnMed Health system. However, it remains its own entity—a not-for-profit corporation—and will continue to be governed by a separate board of trustees. Cannon Memorial has become a member corporation and AnMed Health will be its sole member.

Growing need for Care

AnMed Health works to ensure that AnMed Health Cannon continues to be in a strong position and provides quality services consistent with a hospital of its size. Within its population, Pickens continues to see a growing need for services such as urology, cardiology, and pulmonology.

The integration plan was the latest stop on a journey that began with the two institutions in 2009 when AnMed Health and Cannon formalized an affiliation agreement. The two health systems have worked together ever since to bring greater economic efficiencies and high-quality health care to the people of Pickens.

AnMed Health has contributed to the successful operation of AnMed Health Cannon in areas such as physician practice management, managed care contracting, and group purchasing.

Cannon Began as a Clinic

AnMed Health Cannon started in 1947 as a three-room clinic, and now stands as a modern 55-bed facility with more than 60 staff physicians. Services provided by Cannon include inpatient and outpatient services, a critical-care unit, a 24-hour Emergency Department, nuclear medicine, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, sleep clinic, and wellness programs.

The AnMed Health system includes more than 40 physician practices and a medical staff of almost 500 physicians specializing in primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, cardiology, vascular medicine, electrophysiology, gastroenterology, and several surgery specialties.

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