Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

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. Whether we are providing direct patient care, serving a meal or helping patients in countless other ways, we are committed to reflecting our Mission in every encounter.

Our Heritage of Healing

Read more about SSM Health’s rich history that began on Nov. 16, 1872, in St. Louis. Learn more about how we have grown from our humble beginnings. 

Watch Our Story

Watch an extraordinary group of women who began the healing ministry that's evolved into an integrated health system serving the needs of our communities.

Our Brands

Take a journey to learn more about how our brand has evolved to meet the needs of the communities we serve for more than 150 years.

Our Vision

Peace, hope and health for every person, family and community, especially those most in need.

Our Values 

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

SSM Health's Quality Principles

  • Patients and other customers are our first priority
  • Quality is achieved through people
  • All work is part of a process
  • Decision-making by facts
  • Quality requires continuous quality improvement

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