We are SSM Health!
SSM Health is transforming to provide services when, where and how our communities want them. We are working to integrate every point of patient care, from the doctor's office to the hospital, to home, and all of the services provided in between. In 2014, we began uniting our organization under a common name and a common promise. In 2015, the SSM Health name and promise was introduced in Maryville, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and for our home health, hospice and post-acute care services. We will roll out the SSM Health name and promise in Wisconsin in August 2016, and in Oklahoma in 2017.
The SSM Health name represents a promise to our communities about what they can expect in every single interaction they have with us — whether it's online, on the phone or in person. We strive for each of our patients and customers to Experience Exceptional. Explore this site to see more about:
People Caring for People
SSM Health is more than a collection of hospitals, physician clinics, and other outpatient care sites and services. We are one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation, focused on delivering a truly exceptional experience to those we serve. So how did we get here? Learn the story of SSM Health.
By The Numbers*
SSM Health cares for people in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, nursing homes, home care, hospice, telehealth and a technology company. We have affiliations with several rural hospitals, while operating facilities in four states: Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Get a glimpse of who we are.
Inspired by our founding religious sisters, we value the sacredness and dignity of each person. Our heritage and ministry are built around a value system which includes stewardship: We use financial, human and natural resources responsibly and care for the environment.
SSM Health's first Investor's Day conference increases bond demand
Nearly 100 investors, bankers, financial advisors, rating agencies and bond traders attended the conference in Chicago where the SSM Health system management team discussed our strategic priorities and performance. Feedback was very positive, increasing demand for SSM Health bonds, which ultimately lowers our interest rate and allows us to reinvest in our ministry.
PBS "Strives for 45"
In late 2013, Patient Business Services (PBS) recognized it was taking an average of over 62 days to collect payment from insurance companies and patients for the care SSM Health delivered and set a goal of reducing the time to 45 days. Through robust staff training, process improvement and technology optimization, the collection cycle time has been reduced to around 44 days. This achievement has made approximately $150 million of additional funds available to SSM Health that can be reinvested in the organization.