We are SSM Health

You've known us by many names, but now we have just one. We're bringing our hospitals, doctors, home health and other services together under one name, SSM Health. As part of the entire SSM Health system, we're connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advanced technology to help provide the latest in personalized care.

Explore more about our past, our present and our future as one SSM Health.

Our Heritage

We've grown and changed a lot over our 143-year history. And now, we're changing our name to better reflect who ae are and the improved care we deliver to our community.

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system that operates in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. We care for people through outpatient sites, physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance plan, hospitals, nursing homes, home care, hospice and telehealth services. We are in small towns, sprawling suburbs and big cities.

More than 140 years ago five Catholic sisters came to St. Louis from Germany with only $5 in their pocket and a mission to help heal. We continue to be inspired by the health ministry set in motion by our founding congregation known today as the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. Their example is inherent in the work we do today and will continue to do well into the future.

We welcome you to get to know our legacy of sacrifice, compassion and faith from 1872 to the present. What the Franciscan Sisters of Mary began, SSM Health continues.

SSM Health in St. Louis

By bringing together our system of hospitals, urgent care centers, specialty outpatient centers, doctors' offices and home health services; we're making it easier than ever to find quality care where and when you need it.

We're part of something bigger. We're part of something better.

Our Future

SSM Health, with its dedicated focus on providing affordable and high-quality care to the community, is looking to transform health care through a consistently positive experience, by offering additional tools and more accessibility to our patients. To accomplish this goal, SSM Health locations will be offering new convenient hours, as well as the means and information patients need to stay healthy. We’re also better connecting our people with one another for added collaboration, innovation and sharing of best practices to ultimately benefit those we serve.

Our core values of compassion, respect, excellence, stewardship and community help drive this need to unify, simplify and transform health care. We are changing our name and we are changing health care. But our mission—a mission of faith, a mission of care, a mission compassion—remains the same. "Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God."