A Diverse Population

Our Patients

SSM Health is dedicated to serving all patients who enter our doors regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, national origin, or gender.

We want every single person who walks through our doors to feel comfortable while in our care. Likewise, we embrace diversity in our workforce. You’ll find physicians, nursing staff, health professionals, administrative and support staff from many races, many cultures, and many backgrounds, all of whom have a single focus -- providing you with exceptional care.

Our Workforce

SSM Health employees work full-time, part-time, occasionally, and by contract, meeting both theirs and the system’s needs for flexibility to accommodate changing patient volumes. Ongoing flexible scheduling, cross-training and occasional staffing keeps our workforce ready and able to adapt to the needs of the organization and our patients.

At SSM Health, we offer a unique work environment. This is due largely to our mission statement: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. That statement -- crafted by 3,000 employees at every level of our organization -- was inspired by our founding religious sisters and defines the way we do things. Because those words come from employees, we embrace the mission as our own.

Our Suppliers

SSM Health is committed to equal opportunity for its employees and business vendors. Our Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program encourages and supports purchasing goods and services from businesses owned by minorities, women, disabled individuals, disabled veterans, and small business enterprises.

Each SSM Health entity commits to a 10% discretionary spending goal as part of our MBE program. Supplier diversity is consistent with our values of compassion, respect, excellence, stewardship and community. It is the expectation that all goods and services acquired from any business will meet the requirements related to value, quality and timeliness.

Our Communities

At SSM Health, we support and form alliances with organizations whose missions call for rigorous pursuit of fairness and equality for all people.

Some of the organizations we support include:

  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Guardian Angel Settlement Association
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • National Black MBA Association®
  • National Conference for Community and Justice
  • St. Louis Diversity Initiative
  • St. Louis Internship Program
  • St. Louis Minority Business Council
  • The St. Louis American
  • United Way
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