Hope is in Everything We Do
A Campaign to Transform Care
Giving Hope is a comprehensive philanthropic campaign to raise $500 million to transform healthcare in our region. It's a commitment to the health and well-being of every individual we serve, and it encompasses every institute, program and aspect of Atrium Health.
Your support will enable us to invest in modern facilities, nationally distinguished physicians, innovative education and research, and groundbreaking population health programs - all right here in our community.
Our story began in 1940, when - on the heels of the Great Depression - the citizens of Charlotte funded the construction of a new hospital.
Since that time, we've grown from a single hospital to the largest provider in the region. With roots planted firmly in the hearts of our communities, we've embraced change and forged new paths to bring the very best to those we serve.
We've faced challenges along the way. But that's the thing about hope: It allows us to face obstacles head-on, with determination to defy the odds.
A vision for the future
Today, a time of great change is upon us. By 2030, the population of our core market is projected to grow exponentially. And almost daily, healthcare itself is transformed by new innovations and delivery models.
With this change comes both challenge and opportunity. It's a challenge to ensure that every patient in our growing community has access to convenient, affordable, quality care. But more importantly, it's an opportunity to improve more lives.
We have a vision to build a brighter future for health. And we're leading the way, investing in the care that you, your family, your friends and neighbors - all of us - hope is there when we need it.
In 2018, Atrium Health committed $1 billion to address the growing needs of our network. But as with our beginning 80 years ago, our vision can only be realized with our community's support. Giving Hope: The Campaign for Atrium Health seeks to raise the $500 million required to complete the challenge of creating the health system of the future - one designed to provide health, hope and healing, for all.
Atrium Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization, which means that all income above expenses is used to improve the health of our community.
Today, our enterprise includes more than 42 hospitals and 1500 care locations across 4 states.
As a top employer in the region, Atrium Health provides more than 70,000 jobs.
Each day, we spend $5.67 million to provide care for the uninsured and underinsured.
In the last 5 years, we’ve invested $2.9 billion into renovations, new care locations, equipment upgrades and other capital projects.
Between 2010 and 2030, our 14-county core market expects a population increase of 620,000.
A Reason to Hope...
Gift to reduce health disparities, create new pathways for health care careers and education CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2023 – Atrium Health announced today a $5.05 million gift to the Atrium Health Foundation “Giving Hope” campaign from Charlotte-based Truist, via the Truist Charitable Fund and Truist Foundation, which will advance several community-driven programs aimed at improving health outcomes and economic ... Read More
“Drive to Thrive” is first-of-its-kind in North Carolina to bring OB-GYN care to underserved populations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2023 – Atrium Health is expanding its mobile services and fleet of mobile medical units to serve its communities in need. The initiative is one of the nation’s first mobile units dedicated solely to women’s health care, with the goals of ... Read More
School of medicine and innovation district will reshape health delivery and regional economy CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 17, 2023 – Construction of the long-awaited medical school near Uptown Charlotte is officially underway. The Queen City is the nation’s largest city without a 4-year medical school. The first shovels of dirt were turned today at a ceremony near the intersection of ... Read More
Opening marks the first step in modernizing the health system’s flagship campus CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 13, 2023 – Atrium Health is opening the David L. Conlan Center at Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation on Saturday, Jan. 14. Carolinas Rehabilitation is nationally known as a U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospital,” which specializes in innovative, personalized therapy for common to complex ... Read More
Gift designed to improve women’s health, infant mortality through education and training
New health system focused on improving safety and outcomes, advancing health equity and accelerating medical breakthroughs CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After sharing plans to come together in May, Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health today announced they have closed on their formal combination to create Advocate Health. The combined organization will focus on best meeting patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where ... Read More
Ally Charitable Foundation Invests in Atrium Health’s Workforce Development Pathways with $5 Million Gift
National recognition celebrates health system for efforts to elevate quality of life for cancer patients CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 25, 2022 – Atrium Health has received the American Cancer Society (ACS) Health System/Patient Support Team of the Year award, a national honor presented for the many successful efforts Atrium Health has implemented to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. The ... Read More
$500,000 Gift to Create Scholarships at Carolinas College of Health Sciences CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 28, 2022 – Atrium Health announced today a $500,000 gift from TowneBank to support underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in health care. The gift will create scholarships available to incoming students at Carolinas College of Health Sciences, in Charlotte, with the goal of increasing the ... Read More
Visit demonstrates ongoing partnership with Atrium Health CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 20, 2022 – Atrium Health Foundation welcomed George Shinn and his wife, Megan, to Charlotte today, to celebrate the formal investiture of the George Shinn Endowed Chair in Neurovascular Medicine. Dr. Rahul Karamchandani – stroke medical director and co-director of the cerebrovascular program for Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute – will ... Read More
New virtual health clinic to improve student health and advance career opportunities Charlotte, N.C., September 16, 2022 – Thanks to a $10 million gift from Bank of America last month, Atrium Health has brought its Meaningful Medicine program to Central Piedmont Community College with the opening of a community-based virtual clinic. The clinic will provide health opportunities for students and ... Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2022 – This morning, Atrium Health dispatched the first of four mobile medicine units designed to provide high-quality, equitable healthcare in underprivileged communities in the region. The unit was made possible by a generous $1.2 million gift from The Tepper Foundation. The gift will advance Atrium Health’s efforts to address the underlying needs of patients ... Read More
With generous support from The Tepper Foundation and additional community funders, Atrium Health is developing an innovative care delivery model to provide high-quality, equitable healthcare to many of our region’s most at-risk and high-need residents. Atrium Health’s Mobile Healthcare Program will meet patients where they are, targeting communities whose residents experience economic and social challenges that make it difficult to ... Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2022 – Atrium Health announced today a $10 million gift from Bank of America to establish “Meaningful Medicine,” a program uniting the best innovations within health care, social impact and workforce development to directly target health equity and economic mobility goals within Charlotte. In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Mecklenburg County, Central Piedmont Community College and ... Read More
Charlotte’s innovation district unfolding strong promise for future of life science CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 9, 2022 – In nature, the creation of a pearl takes as little as six months but typically takes a few years to develop. In much the same fashion, “The Pearl” innovation district in Midtown Charlotte is in its earliest stages, as what will be included ... Read More
Endowed gift to advance research and treatment of melanoma CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2022 – Atrium Health Foundation announced today a $1 million gift from the family of Alvin Levine to further advance melanoma research at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. The gift will establish the Alvin E. Levine Distinguished Chair in Melanoma Research Endowment at Levine Cancer Institute. Dr. ... Read More
Eleven hospitals recognized for excellence in providing specialty care CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 26, 2022 – One of the nation’s most respected news outlets is again recognizing Atrium Health as a regional and national leader in health care. Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center is being recognized as the “Best Hospital” in the Charlotte metro region for the sixth consecutive year, while Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation is ranked among the top ... Read More
Atrium Health Foundation has announced a transformational gift to establish an endowed professorship in spine surgery at Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute. The professorship – which honors Dr. Jerry M. Petty – was made possible with a leading $2.3 million gift from Rick and Linda Hendrick, with Felix Sabates, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Downie and Sally Saussy, and the Petty ... Read More
Endowed gift to advance immuno-oncology program and treatment of melanoma through immunotherapy CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 18, 2022 – Atrium Health Foundation announced today a $1 million gift from Gayle and Charles “Carl” Tallardy to further advance clinical research at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. The gift will establish the Gayle J. and Charles C. Tallardy III Foundation Distinguished Chair in Clinical ... Read More
New name pays homage to rich history of neighborhood CHARLOTTE, N.C., Mar. 3, 2022 – Reflecting the rich history of the neighborhood surrounding it, leaders from Atrium Health and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, announced today that the new Charlotte innovation district, which will be the future home to Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte, will be known ... Read More
One in 10 Americans has a rare disease, and 90% of those diseases have no FDA-approved treatment. Children with rare diseases require seven times more office visits than their peers and account for one-third of all pediatric healthcare spending. CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 28, 2022 – Atrium Health Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Charlotte-based WARD’S Foundation to help ... Read More
January 2022 – With our deepest gratitude for all that our generous supporters do to improve the health of our community, we are pleased to share a special video update celebrating some of the giving highlights of last year, which set a tremendous tone for our Giving Hope campaign.
Gift to Further Advance Center for Cardiovascular Care Transformation CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 20, 2021 – Atrium Health Foundation has received a $2 million gift from the California-based William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation to help further advance care at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. This is the second gift from the William, Jeff and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation to ... Read More
Howard R. Levine Foundation to name signature academic building CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 14, 2021 – Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and the largest city in the country without a 4-year medical school. Atrium Health will break ground on Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte next year, with the first class scheduled to be seated ... Read More
The Lasting impact of the future Innovation District
Longtime Friend Honored with $30 Million Transformational Gift to Atrium Health CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 20, 2021 – A treasured friend and grateful patient family has been honored with a transformational gift that includes support for the new Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation, slated to open in November 2022. In recognition of the $30 million gift, the David L. Conlan Center will ... Read More
$1 Million Transformational Gift to Name Conference Center Opening in 2023 CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 26, 2021 – Thanks to a transformational $1 million gift from Reneé and Dewey Jenkins, Atrium Health Levine Children’s is one step closer to its next chapter in children’s healthcare with the expansion of the Levine Children’s Outpatient Specialty Center. The Reneé and Dewey Jenkins Conference ... Read More
Giving Hope: The Campaign for Atrium Health to impact community for decades CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 25, 2021 – Atrium Health is launching the largest, comprehensive philanthropic campaign in the history of Charlotte. Designed to transform the delivery of healthcare to patients throughout the region, the new campaign – called “Giving Hope” – will take place over the next six years. The goal is to raise at least $500 million to strengthen ... Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2021– Atrium Health has opened new, state-of-the-art facilities in Charlotte’s Midtown neighborhood. Atrium Health Kenilworth Medical Plaza I and II is an $228.1 million investment into improved care. The more than 400,000 square-foot plaza integrates a range of top-rated specialty services across disciplines into one location. Patients will have access to outpatient care across the medical spectrum, ... Read More
First medical school in the nation to be built since the pandemic, near Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 24, 2021 – Charlotte will soon be included on the list of the largest U.S. cities with a four-year medical school.* For months, following the announcement that Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health have combined to operate as a single enterprise, the discussion around the Queen City has been where a second campus ... Read More
Comprehensive Stroke Center Named in Honor of Benefactor George Shinn CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 29, 2020 – In conjunction with World Stroke Day, Atrium Health Foundation today announced a transformational gift from George Shinn in support of Atrium Health’s regional stroke network. In recognition of the $7.5 million gift, Atrium Health will name its stroke center in honor of George Shinn. “The ... Read More
Leading health systems to enhance care, transform medical education, expand research and improve countless lives in North Carolina and beyond CHARLOTTE, N.C., & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 9, 2020 – A new era of healthcare was ushered in today as Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health. Both ... Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 24, 2020 – Atrium Health is celebrating a significant milestone in its rich history of caring for patients throughout the Carolinas and Southeast region. Today marked the official groundbreaking of the new Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation hospital, in Charlotte. This project is the first step, of many, in the modernization of Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center campus. This ... Read More