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Atrium Society


In 1993, Palmetto Health Foundation’s Atrium Society was founded by the late John A. Warren, George C. Fant, Jr., and B. Palmer McArthur, as well as the Board of Directors of the Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, now Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. Individuals, businesses and corporations who make annual contributions of at least $1,000 to Palmetto Health Foundation enhance the Cancer Centers’ work in innovative patient care, support programs and cutting-edge cancer research. This year, the Atrium Society is celebrating 20 years of annual giving totaling more than $1.3 million used to purchase equipment to diagnose and treat cancer at Palmetto Health Cancer Centers.

The Atrium Society’s members are determined to make a difference by helping people with any type of cancer, whether it be colorectal, breast, lung, prostate or others. The area of focus is decided annually by the Society’s Executive Committee based upon recommendations made by the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers Board.

Atrium Society supporters have had a significant impact at Palmetto Health Cancer Centers over the last 20 years:

  •  Atrium Society funds have been used to purchase Logic 700 Expert Series Digitally Encoded Ultrasound® Robotic Technology, R2 Imagechecker Mammotone, Full-field Digital Mammography for Baptist campus, Full-field Digital Mammography for Richland campus and Peloris Dual Retort Rapid Tissue Processor. The rapid tissue processor has has provided diagnostic answers for the surgeons of more than 16,000 patients who had surgery at Palmetto Health over a recent three-year period.
  • $200,000 was raised towards acquisition of daVinci® Robotic Technology. Surgeons at Palmetto Health Richland have used the daVinci® Robotic Surgical System on more than 450 patients since its upgrade in April 2012.
  • $101,119 was raised in support of upgrades for the latest digital mammography equipment.
  • $70,770 was raised to provide sofa beds for patient rooms at Palmetto Health Baptist.
  • Palmetto Health Breast Center has had more than one million patient visits over the last 20 years. Each of those patients has benefited from key equipment acquisitions supported by the Atrium Society, including digital mammography and ultrasound imaging equipment.

Levels of Giving:



$5,000 and above

 As an Atrium Society member, you will receive:
• Recognition in Palmetto Health Foundation’s annual report
• Invitation to Palmetto Health Foundation’s Annual Board Chair’s Reception and donor recognition event
• Recognition on the donor wall at Palmetto Health Cancer Centers (Medical Park 5, 11th Floor)
• Invitations to one-hour educational luncheon programs about specific areas of excellence at Palmetto Health
• Invitations to Atrium Society membership development events

Click here to sign up to become a member of the Atrium Society.

An atrium symbolizes an opening or passage facing the infinite sky, which is filled with the beauty of birds in flight. You, too, can soar by meeting the challenge of funding cancer initiatives in our community with your annual membership in the Atrium Society.

Check out the gallery of photos from the recent Atrium Society 20th Anniversary Celebration!

To learn more about Palmetto Health Foundation's Atrium Society, contact:

Palmetto Health Foundation: 803.434.7275


Click here to sign up to become a member of the Atrium Society.

Atrium Society Brochure