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Deputy General Counsel
Leadership | SSM Health System Office - 10101 Woodfield | St. Louis, MO | Req #: 19001567

Deputy General Counsel


The Deputy General Counsel (DGC) serves under the general oversight of the Chief General Counsel (CGC) and acts in the CGC's absence with the authority of the CGC. The DGC provides legal advice/counsel and oversight on a broad range of legal, transactional and regulatory topics within multiple operating business units and divisions as well as clinical service lines across the enterprise.


  • Oversees the development and implementation of policies, procedures, strategic plans, systems and related initiatives consistent with the attorney-client relationship and operational standards of SSM Health, subject to the general oversight of the CGC.
  • Responsible for legal advice and oversight of multiple programs or business lines and is accountable for directing the legal and project work of other attorneys, paralegals or consultants associated with these programs.
  • Serves as a strategic partner to System Vice Presidents, System Management, and Operating Unit Executives on legal issues arising in their program areas.
  • Leads the formulation and implementation of short-term and long-term goals and plans to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the legal representation SSM Health receives, subject to the general oversight of the CGC..
  • May act as SSM Health's chief spokesperson on matters pertaining to legal representation in coordination with the Executive Director/CEO and Executive Management Team on matters pertaining to SSM Health's institutional legal representation and administration


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Hope Valvero
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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!

Diversity, Inclusion
and Equality

At SSM Health, diversity, inclusion and equality are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Missouri - Eastern

From the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri is one of the most livable states in the country. The metropolitan area features a large variety of neighborhoods and communities. With an affordable housing market, trendy neighborhoods, and the booming economic landscape this one of the most attractive areas for professionals. Smaller cities like Jefferson City, our capital, and Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, offer vibrant communities buzzing with activity, yet free of the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan areas.