SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Ambassadors

Through the SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Ambassadors Program, we work in close partnership with SSM Health medical professionals to champion a philanthropic culture within SSM Health St. Louis. The ambassadors cultivate awareness about the Foundation among grateful patients, community leaders, and corporate partners.

Why become an Ambassador?

Research shows that the contributions most meaningful to donors are based on a personal life experience. Through their compassionate care and healing presence, SSM Health frontline staff are making a powerful impact in patients lives each and every day. By connecting those grateful patients with opportunities to give back, SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Ambassadors are helping to continue a long-standing legacy of compassion and generosity in our communities.

As part of our Ambassadors program, medical professionals have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with the SSM Health Foundation team to identify grateful patients and other philanthropic opportunities on a continual basis. The SSM Health Foundation team will work closely with Ambassadors to ensure the well-being and comfort of all participants involved in these efforts
  • Collaborate with other SSM Health Medical professionals throughout the SSM Health St. Louis region
  • Participate in intimate reception opportunities throughout the year with corporate and individual donors
  • Help spread our culture of philanthropy by recruiting other front line staff to become Ambassadors
  • Participate in Pinning Ceremonies to recognize Ambassador efforts in donor recruitment
  • Serve as key contacts for media interviews and other exposure opportunities if desired

Interested in becoming an SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Ambassador and helping us spread our mission of healing and compassion throughout our communities? Contact us.

We strive to provide compassionate and exceptional care to our patients and their families.

“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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