A shared courage. A common good.

What does that mean? It means that together we are better. When we pool ideas and resources, we can boldly forge ahead to create hope and healing for all. It means harnessing the innate generosity in us all and then being able to draw a direct line from a benefactor’s kindness to an impact on a patient.

At SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, we work to support innovative, patient-centered health care facilities, education, training and programs for SSM Health hospitals in the St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County and Metro East regions. At its heart, our goal is to build the bridges between people looking to make an impact and the communities that need them. With support from generous volunteers and benefactors, we are working each day to build healthier tomorrows for our region — together.

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Who We Are

Connection-makers. Relationship-builders. Community members.

We’re proud to be built on a legacy of courage. For nearly 150 years, we’ve been working with our communities to deliver exceptional health care programs and services
to our communities.


From heart to health.

It’s our mission to help you make a direct, powerful impact on the lives of SSM health caregivers and their patients. Find out what gifts from generous benefactors have made possible in your community.

Funding Priorities

Building a bright future together.

From SSM Health Cancer Care to SSM Health Women’s Health to SSM Health Behavioral Health, we’re focused on funding the most pressing needs of our communities and hospitals.


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“Being a part of SSM is personal. The care and compassion they provided to my family was really helpful during a time I needed it most.”

– Greg Hesser, Chairman, SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Board of Trustees
“SSM really listens to us. Because their mission is grounded in the same mission that I think the core values are of a loving family. Their mission is that the patient’s comfort and healing come first.”
– Sue Schaeffer, Grateful Patient Family

“Everyone did really well as a team during my stay in labor and delivery. And my babies were cared for very well in the NICU. I would recommend this hospital to anyone in the world. Thank you for a great and comfortable stay and for always caring for my needs.”

– Grateful Patient
“It was a scary moment, but they were there with us…not only to take care of my wife, but also – all of us family members. With certain protocols in place, I didn’t think my wife would be here. I hate to imagine if she would have been hospitalized somewhere else.”
– Husband of Grateful Patient
“The people of SSM Health made me feel like I was going to survive when I didn’t believe it myself. I really believe they are the reason I am here today. SSM is my guardian angel.”
– Gary Foree, Cancer Survivor and SSM Health Cancer Care Volunteer Advocate

“SSM Health care workers often see their work as a calling rather than just a profession. I am glad that they feel called, because otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do everything they need to do to support these patients…it has been all hands-on deck, and they have really risen to the challenge and done so cheerfully because they do think it is a calling. They’re the ones in the room where difficult conversations are held. And sometimes they’re the ones holding the hands of patients as they’re passing into the next world.”

– Tina Garrison, President, SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

“To show our appreciation for the exceptional care and compassion I received from the nurses, doctors, and staff at SSM Health, we have chosen to make a gift in their honor through your ‘Honor Your Caregiver’ program. I hope you, too, will join me in showing your appreciation for the phenomenal care you received.”

– Josh Terrio, Grateful Patient

“My care at SSM Health Rehabilitation was beyond medical. From start to finish, the therapists paid attention to all of my needs and cared for me as if I were a family member. They restored my strength and my mobility — things I need in my chosen profession as a golf pro. I’m grateful for them, and it’s an experience that I will never forget.”

– Jay Delsing, PGA Tour Professional & Grateful Patient

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