Using the SSM Health name in a more prominent way will serve as a visual cue to our community that we are part of one of the most robust integrated health systems in the nation — a health system that is internationally recognized for quality. Our new name reflects that unity and our organizational commitment to providing exceptional health care services, improving the lives of our patients and improving the health of our communities.
St. Anthony has always been a part of SSM Health. Who we are on the inside is still the same. Uniting under one name gives us an opportunity to show that our Mission, our physicians and staff, and our services are all aligned. It also demonstrates our commitment to honoring our heritage and carrying on the legacy of our founding sisters.
No. St. Anthony has always been part of SSM Health. With this change, we are now incorporating SSM Health into the name of each of our facilities.
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust fully integrated health care delivery system. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient care sites, 10 post-acute care facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company, an accountable care organization, and comprehensive telehealth services. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.
In Oklahoma, our ministries include SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, SSM Health Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, SSM Health St. Anthony South, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee, SSM Health Outpatient Center (formerly St. Anthony North), four SSM Health Healthplex locations, SSM Health Medical Group (formerly St. Anthony Physicians Group and St. Anthony Shawnee Physicians Group), and SSM Health at Home.
SSM Health represents an incredible heritage of healing that began in 1872 in St. Louis by a congregation of nuns formerly known as the Sisters of St. Mary. In the late 1880s, several sisters left St. Louis and formed a separate congregation in Maryville, MO. In the late 1980s, the two congregations reunited to form the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. The “SSM” in our system’s name does not formally stand for a longer name, but pays tribute to those early sisters who provided loving care for people who were sick.
Absolutely. Our legacy as a Mission-driven Catholic health care ministry remains strong. Even though our logo is changing, patients will continue to see crosses throughout our facilities. In fact, we will be installing new crosses later this year on our building to signify our steadfast commitment to being a faith-based hospital and health system.
No. Patients will still see the same providers in the same locations they have come to know and trust.
No. The name change will not have any impact on the .
No. This change does not impact any jobs.