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SSM Health

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, 62 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations. ​With more than 8,500 physicians on our medical staff and more than 33,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM Health is a national leader for the depth of its​ ​EHR integration.
St. Louis, MO
Hospital & Health Care
10,000+ employees

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


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

Spending nearly one year developing a single Mission statement and values for the entire organization, SSM Health tasked 3,000 employees with framing it just right. Today that Mission statement is 13 words – short by design. Inspired by our founding religious sisters, our Mission defines the way we do things. Because those words come from employees, we embrace the mission as our own.

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Inspired by our founding religious sisters, we value the sacredness and dignity of each person. Therefore, we find these five values consistent with our heritage and ministry:

  • Compassion: We reveal the healing presence of God through compassionate care focused on the fullness of the person.
  • Respect: We respect life at all stages and promote the dignity and well-being of every person.
  • Excellence: We provide exceptional care and service through employees and physicians dedicated to our Mission.
  • Stewardship: We use financial, human and natural resources responsibly and care for the environment.
  • Community: We cultivate relationships that inspire service and promote justice in our organization and throughout our communities, with special concern for the poor and marginalized.

Diversity & Inclusion

SSM Health has a longstanding commitment to diversity. Our founding sisters opened the country’s first Catholic hospital for African-Americans in 1933, welcoming not only African-American patients but also offered African-American physicians and nurses the opportunity to practice their profession.

Diversity in all areas of SSM Health isn’t just part of our past: It’s key to our future success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, and customers. We work with diverse organizations to broaden our reach into the communities we serve to support and promote an inclusive society. At SSM Health, diversity is an integral part of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and Values.

SSM Health is 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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SSM Health values our exceptional employees and we are committed to helping our employees lead a healthy lifestyle. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to fit their needs – including those that promote physical, mental and financial well-being.

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan options, maternity leave, adoption reimbursement, and employee assistance program and more.

Health & Wellness

Helping employees and their families stay healthy and reach their wellness goals is integral to the success of our Mission. We provide market-competitive, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their families.

Regular health screenings are one of the most important steps anyone can take to maintain good health. Employees can receive free preventive health screenings and physicals through SSM Health’s medical insurance benefits program.

In addition, SSM Health offers wellness a variety of wellness tools and services through our Employee Assistance Program.


Through customizable retirement programs, SSM Health helps employees enjoy their retirement.

These plans offer employees a method to invest their pre-tax dollars to save for retirement income. All eligible employees who participate in our voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Program are eligible to receive a match from SSM Health on a portion of their contribution.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Work/life balance is the key to being present in all we do. All full- and part-time employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO). This time is used for vacations, holidays, short-term illnesses and other absences from scheduled work.

Tuition Reimbursement and Continued Education

Personal and professional growth opportunities allow our employees to maximize their potential. SSM Health offers tuition reimbursement to full-and part-time employees interested in continuing their education. Eligible programs include degree programs at an accredited college or university, certifications and more. 


At SSM Health, we bring together and cultivate exceptional people. When our employees thrive, so does our healing Mission.

SSM Health is committed to creating a partnership with employees. We ask our employees to actively engage and participate in decisions that impact their work. We celebrate together and recognize those people who help us deliver an exceptional experience.

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