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The Healing Power of Presence

Our mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

At SSM Health, we believe in the healing power of presence. While we do not discount the physical healing that takes place across our system, we know that exceptional health care is more than medicine. It is how we choose to care for our patients and customers: by taking the time to listen, to understand, to answer questions, to hold hands, or even to pray. These are the moments when we reveal God’s healing presence in a powerful and enduring way.

Our Mission in Action

For more than 140 years, SSM Health has believed in taking the time to connect, listen, and learn about you. We call this the Healing Power of Presence. And it’s at the heart of everything we do. It’s more than knowing your medical history. It’s understanding your needs and providing you with the answers and attention you deserve.

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We connect with you by offering convenient locations in the area where you live and work.
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Compassionate Providers

We listen to you through our compassionate providers who pay attention to your needs.
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Comprehensive Services

We learn about you through the many tests and treatments that are tied to our services.
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Honoring Our Heritage

This heritage of healing began in 1872 when five Catholic sisters arrived in St. Louis from Germany. They had just $5 between them, but they carried the faith and compassion to begin the extraordinary ministry that would become SSM Health. Our founding sisters were fully present to the needs in front of them by listening, understanding and being available for the poor and suffering.

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Sharing Our Story

These short videos highlight the healing power of presence in action.

We Are SSM Health and We Believe in the Healing Power of Presence

Our more than 35,000 talented employees and physicians are part of this incredible legacy and have a deep-rooted commitment to providing personal and compassionate care. That is why we take the time to get to know our patients better as people, so we can treat them better as patients. This is who we are.

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