Telemedicine Services Improve Access to Care

SSM Health is improving access to expert care in communities throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois and Wisconsin while removing the burden of extended travel. SSM Health's telemedicine presence expanded this year, with the addition of:

A Closer Look at Population Health

Population health is a big buzzword in the health care industry, but what does it mean in the real world? Check out this short video that breaks down population health and what it looks like at SSM Health.

Syncope care pathway improves outcomes, reduces costs to patients

SSM Health's Center for Clinical Excellence rolled out a system-wide care pathway in March for patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope - commonly described as fainting or passing out. The initiative has potential to produce many benefits, including a reduction in unnecessary admissions and costly tests.

ICON infection prevention system improves safety

SSM Health introduced its first real-time surveillance system in Epic for infection preventionists. The new system allows users to monitor patients who are at risk for infection and offers new tools to better track the spread of infections. In addition, it helps to optimize antimicrobial prescribing in hospitals, cutting those costs and reducing the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Comprehensive clinic for foster children opens

Thanks to a $340,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital opened a pediatric clinic in March for foster children under age 13 to receive consistent, comprehensive medical care. A physician, nurse practitioner, psychologist and two specialists work with the foster system to ensure children receive consistent care, even after they are placed in homes.

SSM Health joins Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

SSM Health joined the Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN). Our affiliation allows us to touch the lives of even more people in the state of Wisconsin, while also giving us access to additional resources and expertise so we may continue to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve. With the addition of SSM Health, IHN impacts more than 3 million people, which is more than half of the state's residents.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain transitions to Epic

In June, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain became the 18th SSM Health hospital to move to the Epic electronic health record (EHR). The EHR further enhances SSM Health's ability to care for patients safely and efficiently while also improving the system's capacity for managing the health of the populations we serve. The next Epic rollout will be at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital in Oklahoma in April 2016.

Onsite employee health clinic opens in St. Louis

The first SSM Health at Work health clinic for SSM Health employees opened in December on the Corporate Lake campus in St. Louis. Employees can visit the clinic for minor illnesses and injuries. The facility also offers a fitness center and massage therapy services. The employee health clinic is being piloted in St. Louis first with plans to expand the model to other regions.

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Recognize Exceptional | 2015 Awards

SSM Health is exceptional. Each year, our facilities and employees receive numerous accolades for providing exceptional care and outstanding service to the patients and customers of our communities.

Top Performers by The Joint Commission

  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis / SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain
  • St. Clare Hospital (Baraboo, Wis.)

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Patient Centered Medical Homes - Level 3 recognition

  • SSM Health Medical Group (all 31 practices in St. Louis)
  • St. Anthony Physicians Medical Group (13 practices in Oklahoma)

Insurance Plan - High-Performing Provider

  • Dean Health Plan

Hospitals & Health Networks 2015 Most Wired Organizations

  • SSM Health

Premier QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare

Finalist

  • St. Clare Hospital (Baraboo, Wis.)
  • SSM Health St. Francis Hospital - Maryville

Citation of Merit

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Healthgrades

2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Awards

  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia
  • St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City)
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis
  • St. Clare Hospital (Baraboo, Wis.)
  • St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
  • St. Mary's Hospital (Madison, Wis.)
  • Stoughton Hospital (affiliate in Wis.)

Patient Safety Excellence Award

  • SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence

Clinical Quality Performance

  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain

National Cardiovascular Data Registry

Platinum Performance Achievement Award

  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City

Gold Performance Achievement Award

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Silver Performance Achievement Award

  • St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma)
  • St. Mary's Hospital (Madison, Wis.)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Rating

  • St. Mary's Hospital (Madison, Wis.)
  • Dean Health Plan - Dean Care Gold

Women's Choice Award

  • SSM Health

Cancer Care

  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • SM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Emergency Care

  • St. Clare Hospital (Baraboo, Wis.)
  • St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain
  • SSM Health St. Francis Hospital - Maryville

Obstetrics

  • St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Orthopedics

  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Patient Safety

  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

American Stroke Association | Get with the Guidelines - Stroke

Gold Plus

  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Silver Plus

  • Dean and St. Mary's Stroke Center (Wis.)
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

American Heart Association | Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving

Silver Plus

  • St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City)
  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Silver

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Elite Plus Honor Roll

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
  • SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Elite Honor Roll

  • SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Honor Roll

  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis

American Diabetes Association | Education Recognition Certificate

  • SSM Health St. Francis Hospital - Maryville

U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals 2015-16

  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures NCQA Recognized Practice Patient-Centered Medical Home Health Care's Most Wired healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience, Patient Safety Excellence Guardian of Excellence Award NCRD award Women's Choice Award American Heart & Stroke Association Best Children's Hospitals Best Children's Hospitals