Honor Your Caregiver

As a grateful patient of SSM Health and a member of the SSM Health family, we want you to know it is a privilege to care for you and your loved ones. 

We know small actions can make a big impact. That is why our SSM Health team strives to provide excellent, compassionate care to all who walk through our doors. If you are grateful for the care you received no matter how big or small the act of service, consider a gift to honor your care team member, whether that be:  

  • the physician who performed the blood transfusion that saved your wife’s life after delivering your healthy baby
  • the physical therapist who cared for you as family and helped you restore your strength and mobility so you could get back on the golf course 
  • the nurse who displayed extra loving care, anticipated your requests, and answered your questions with compassion 
  • the receptionist who empathetically listened and said the right thing at the right time

Your support means our SSM Health team can continue to provide the same level of care you or a loved one received to others in need. Join us in honoring your caregiver with a difference-making gift. 

To make a gift online, use the form on this page.

To make a gift by check, please make checks payable to SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis and mail to:

SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis
12312 Olive Blvd., Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63141

The patient-centered care our team provides wouldn’t be possible without the generous gifts from our benefactors, care from the community, and the stories of gratitude that power us to support the SSM Health Mission.

“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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