At its core, SSM Health is a healing ministry — an integrated Catholic, not-for-profit health system that serves the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest. This foundation permeates our practice culture.
SSM Health physicians and providers are committed to our system's Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.
They take the time to get to know their patients better as people, so they can treat them better as patients. We have a culture that seeks to address the physical, mental and spiritual health of each individual who walks through our doors, especially those who are economically or socially marginalized.
We believe our presence in a patient's life should reflect the compassion and care of God. It is a special calling that brought our teams to medicine, and we seek to empower them by providing them with the resources necessary to be successful in their practice.
The healing power of presence begins by hearing. Physicians and providers at SSM Health are engaged in each patient interaction. Listening and understanding the needs of the patient's health goes beyond the stethoscope; it is about understanding their lives.
This all starts with an engaged system that listens to its staff. We ask for feedback, for input and for suggestions on how to improve the way we deliver care. We empower our providers to actively engage in the decisions that impact their practices. By working together, our physicians and providers can thrive in their careers as they deliver hope and healing through their compassionate care.
The vast possibilities and expansive science of medicine are far too great for any individual to master, so we rely on one another to share knowledge and provide unique insights into diagnoses and treatments. We are a vast network of physicians and providers representing the full spectrum of health care specialties and subspecialties. Joined by a fully integrated electronic health records system, we are better equipped to harness the expertise of peers and consult with one another seamlessly. Working together through our integrated electronic health records — with the shared purpose of caring and healing — allows us to develop and share best practice protocols across all of our ministries.