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Foundation There Are Several Ways To Support Your Hospital
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There Are Several Ways To Support Your Hospital

​​​​​The SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Foundation were formed to support the hospitals’ mission – to reveal the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Contributions may be made to either Foundation through any of the following means:


  • Contributions
  • Planned Giving
  • Guardian Angels
  • Madonna Ambassadors
  • Memorial Gifts​

​Madonna Ambassadors

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation's "Madonna Ambassadors” contribute annually at one of the following three levels: $250, $500 or $1,000. Call 618-436-6455 to learn more. 

Guardian Angel Program

​A Guardian Angel donation is a great way to recognize a caregiver team, physician, nurse, staff member or volunteer that exemplified exceptional care to you or a loved one. The team or caregiver is recognized by hospital administration and employees while the donation made contributes to the purchase state-of-the-art equipment, educational programs and more.

Memorial Gifts

​Honor the memory of a loved one by making an outright contribution to the hospital that cared for your loved one.

Outright Contributions

​An outright contribution includes cash, securities (stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares), tangible personal property or real estate. Contributions from retirement accounts can also be beneficial to both the charity and the donor.  

Gift Planning

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation offer information regarding charitable gift planning every day.  Please contact our office if you are interested in implementing one of the following charitable giving methods:


A bequest to SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation or SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is a meaningful way to express what is important to you when your estate is distributed. You have the opportunity to provide to undesignated funds used to improve the overall level of care at the hospitals or to designated funds. Call your hospital Foundation for more information about your options. 

Life Insurance & Other Beneficiary Designations

You can name SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation or SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary on your existing life insurance policy, financial accounts, or retirement accounts.  You may also wish to establish or purchase one for gifting to the hospital. Additional tax benefits may be available for this giving option. 


A trust can be created to benefit yourself, your family and St. Mary’s or Good Samaritan. A living trust offers revocability, thus allowing you to retain control. 

When you give a planned gift for the future, you are leaving a legacy – a reflection of your values, priorities and commitment to support exceptional health care in the Southern Illinois community. We encourage you to discuss your tax and/or financial advisor what is best for you and your financial planning and tax situation. 

To learn more about Gift Planning options, contact your Foundation at
618-899-1047 (Good Samaritan) or 618-436-6455 (St. Mary's).