Cancer Care

At SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, we believe in the healing power of presence. When facing a cancer diagnosis, the people of our communities deserve access to not only the most innovative medical technologies and treatment options, but also to highly-trained health care professionals who work to heal through compassionate human connection.

By supporting our SSM Health Cancer Care efforts, you are giving our community’s SSM Health care providers the tools, training, and technology they need to deliver exceptional care, and their patients the support and strength they and their families need to heal.

Your gift to SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Cancer Care efforts support:

  • Patient-centered treatment programs
  • Innovative medical equipment and technology
  • State-of-the-art caregiver training
  • Preventive care programs, training, and equipment
  • Patient and patient family support efforts
  • And more

Make a gift to support SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Cancer Care efforts today. Your generosity helps to ensure that those battling cancer in our communities have access to the best treatment options – and never face their diagnosis alone.

SSM Health Cancer Care Services

SSM Health and NRG Oncology Cancer Clinical Trials

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

Patient & Caregiver Impact: Cancer Care

In partnership with the Raymond and Grace Harmon Charitable Foundation, SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis was able to purchase head coverings and professional cleaning/sanitization of wigs for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. For an estimated 240 patients, these wigs and hair coverings now bring much-needed comfort and confidence after treatment. The SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis also funded a partnership between the Cancer Resource Center and the Look Good Feel Better Foundation to offer three in-person workshops for cancer patients in St. Charles County. Like the head coverings, these workshops offered 18 patients a space to rediscover their confidence, find comfort, and experience the spiritual healing that can come from self-care during treatments.

“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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