Education & Training

At SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis, we believe in the power of community. The spirit of hope and healing that abounds at SSM Health doesn’t just come from one source; it is the result of shared courage and compassion; of the efforts of every employee, benefactor, patient and volunteer. And at the heart of it all is an incredible group of people: those who choose to dedicate their lives to the care and healing of others.

With the help of our generous benefactors, we are proud to support the training and education of our region’s health care workers – whether it’s through training programs, caregiver support initiatives, state-of-the-art facilities or other resources. As witness to the incredible hope and healing that SSM Health caregivers provide to their patients, we are called to do all we can to take care of those who choose to take care of us.

Your gift to SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Education & Training efforts support:

  • Advanced medical education opportunities for SSM Health staff
  • State-of-the-art medical facilities and equipment
  • Training programs for SSM Health caregivers
  • Caregiver support and employee relief programs
  • Scholarship opportunities for health care workers, including the SSM Health Nurses Learn – Nurses Lead Scholarship
  • And more

Make a gift to SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis’ “Education and Training” fund to help ensure that SSM Health caregivers have the equipment, training and resources needed to deliver exceptional care to our communities’ patients.

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

Community Health In Depth

Nursing Excellence Fund Case Statement

SSM Health Nursing Excellence Fund

“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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