Nearly 150 years ago, five women — our founding sisters — led our community on its first steps toward a shared legacy of courage. Today, that legacy is carried on by our mothers, sisters, daughters, partners, colleagues, friends, and neighbors as they continue to be a guiding light for our families and our communities. Women are powerful forces in all our lives, acting as breadwinners, homemakers, teachers, community leaders, administrators, caregivers, and more — often balancing the care of many other people while working to provide for their families. Women are not only a pillar of our communities’ strength, they also make up 70% of the global healthcare workforce.
Time and again, through times of unprecedented challenge and beyond, the women of our region lead us forward with a quiet and unwavering strength. As increasing demand is placed on women to take on a wide range of roles and stress, we are called to work toward ensuring that every woman in our community — both patient and caregiver — has access to the exceptional health care and resources that she deserves.
Your gift to SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis’ s Women’s Health efforts support:
- The MOMs Line
- Breast care screenings
- 3D mammography
- Health education
- Programmatic support
- OB/GYN care programs
- Innovative women’s health facilities, equipment, and training
- And more
Make a gift to support the health care needs of the women of our community: click here.
Women’s Health In Depth
Patient & Caregiver Impact: Women’s Health
Read some of the inspirational stories that SSM Health care workers and gifts to our Women’s Health efforts have made possible:
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”