Exceptional People

At SSM Health, we bring together exceptional people who demonstrate our Values and carry out our Mission in the communities we serve. Our more than 31,000 employees are the hands of a sacred ministry that spans more than 143 years.

We Hire Exceptional

We work to attract and employ top talent who are aligned with our Values and dedicated to our Mission.

In June, we launched a new SSM Health careers website designed to provide an enhanced user experience and connect exceptional talent to the right positions. The new website:

  • Showcases employee profiles and testimonials
  • Provides candidates with a clear explanation of the hiring process
  • Streamlines the job application process. Where users were once spending 45 - 90 minutes applying, they are now able to apply in as little as 5 - 7 minutes!
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We Develop Exceptional

We partner with employees in their personal and professional development, and provide ongoing opportunities to learn and grow in their careers.

Patient Billing Services introduced two new career development avenues

Revenue Cycle Foundations - Instead of focusing on hiring people with both health care and revenue cycle experience, SSM Health now hires candidates who have problem-solving skills and flexibility, training them in a two-week session to be prepared for the role.

Registration Career Ladder - This program enables employees to grow their skills and move into advanced job classifications. Before the program launched, only two positions existed for patient access services. Based on employee feedback, this new program offers tiered job classifications: patient access representative, patient access specialist and patient access senior specialist.

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New academic partnerships are offered throughout the system

In 2015, SSM Health added six new corporate academic partnerships with universities and colleges, offering reduced tuition rates, a host of degree programs, and scholarship opportunities with the goal of providing affordable continuing higher education for our employees. We now have 16 corporate academic partnerships across the system.

More than 450 people across the system enrolled in educational programs with our academic partners in 2015.

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We Value Exceptional

We care for our employee by promoting a safe and healthy work environment and providing market-competitive pay and benefits.

New hospital bill discount program for employees

Full- and part-time SSM Health employees, as well as their immediate family members, can now receive a 20% discount off of their patient responsibility at SSM Health hospitals (some exclusions apply) and the option to enroll in payroll deduction. The discount is available for services at SSM Health hospitals in Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma. (State laws do not allow this type of discount for services provided in Wisconsin.)


Walgreens Healthcare Clinic benefit introduced for SSM Health employees

Employees and their dependents who are covered under an SSM Health medical plan in Illinois, Missouri or Oklahoma can now visit an SSM-affiliated or in-network urgent care service or any Walgreens Healthcare Clinic in the U.S. for a $40 copayment.


We Recognize Exceptional

We celebrate our achievements and recognize the teams and individuals who exemplify our Mission and deliver an exceptional patient and customer experience.

SSM Health launched new employee recognition program

A new system-wide employee service and retirement recognition program rolled out in 2015. It includes a new first-year recognition, celebrating an employee's first year of service with SSM Health.

"I have truly enjoyed my first year working for SSM Health! I get to work with the most exceptional team. They exemplify compassion in all that they do. I absolutely love getting to meet our patients, and I feel blessed getting to be a servant for them. It is an honor to share our Mission with each and every person I meet. I am looking forward to many more years with SSM Health."

- Kathy Baine, admitting registrar, St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital

Pictured: Employees at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City are recognized at a first-year recognition celebration.

St. Anthony Hospital employees