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Who is SSM Health?
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Who Is 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. 


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

With care delivery sites in  Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefits company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations. 

Our breadth of leading health services and care locations provides convenience for the people in the communities we serve. 
With more than 1,600 employed physicians and more than 35,000 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 in EHR integration. The addition of Dean Health System in 2013 brings the number of physician visits across SSM Health to 4 million annually.


Our Partnership with the Felician Sisters In Illinois

In Illinois, SSM Health and the Felician Sisters are partners in delivering care to the region.  This partnership was created in 1996 through a unique and visionary joint-operating agreement between SSM Health in St. Louis as the managing partner and Felician Services, Inc. of Chicago. SSM Health in Illinois is one of the largest health-care networks in south-central Illinois and continues to grow. 

Our electronic health record allows us to bring pediatric and adult specialty care from St. Louis close-to-home through telehealth technology and a connected network of physician communication. This ensures safe, quality and timely care when you need it.