Women’s Health

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.

SSM Health – Women’s Health Care

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

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:




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“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 in my stay of the labor and delivery. And my babies are 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, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital President
“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 our 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

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