Our Commitment to Diversity
Diversity is a part of our past, but is also the key to our future success.
SSM Health has a long history of diversity and inclusion. Our founding Sisters, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, opened the first Catholic Hospital for African Americans in the nation in 1933. The hospital welcomed African American patients, and it offered African American physicians and nurses the opportunity to practice their profession. SSM Health represents the very best of what it means to be a healthcare professional and a good citizen. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not just a business imperative; it’s a reflection of God’s universal compassion for all of mankind.