ssm health

SSM Health among Catholic institutions shunning fossil fuel investments

WASHINGTON — Citing Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'" on humanity's relationship with the earth and each other, seven Catholic institutions from around the world plan to divest from fossil fuel corporations.

SLU/Glennon support of postpartum moms via text is growing

Sarah Caldera Wimmer and her three sons, Camilo, 2 months-old, Elian, 3 and Mateo 4, she needed some friendly support while her husband Yader Caldera was at work. Sarah and her husband Yader played with the baby while the other two boys played with their train set.

Sarah Caldera Wimmer remembers how overwhelming it felt to have two children 18 months apart. Danis Pediatric Center turned out to be a support not just for her sons' care, but also her well-being.

Caldera Wimmer was among the first participants in a St. Louis University research program to support mothers through post-partum depression via text messages. The Happy Mothers, Healthy Families program was launched in 2013 to evaluate the feasibility of sending supportive text messages to mothers of varying backgrounds at risk for postpartum depression.

SSM Health announces plans for replacement SLU Hospital

SSM Health has unveiled its plans for a new $550 million academic medical center in St. Louis to replace SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital.

The facility will be located north of the existing hospital's location on Grand Avenue and will better integrate the hospital with neighboring St. Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon exceeds founders’ goals

Dr. E. A. Triska, Sister M. Felicia McGalloway, SSM, and nurse Patricia Miller visited with Mary Frances Wallace, the first patient at the new Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital For Children, now SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The hospital is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Their mission was to create a health care facility open to all children in need of medical care.

The founders of the hospital named for Cardinal John J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis from 1903-46, more than exceeded that goal. Today, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is committed to providing the best medical care, education and research for all children in need.

SSM Health announces plans to build new hospital on SLU campus

SSM Health will spend $500 million to build a new replacement hospital and outpatient care center on the campus of St. Louis University.

The new facility will be built within the next five years and will be located near the current SLU Hospital -- now known as SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital.

Catholic identity key in St. Louis University Hospital partnership with SSM Health

A view of St. Louis University Hospital from the walkway of the Edward A. Doisey Research Center. As part of a long-term agreement, SSM Health will acquire the 365-bed hospital and become part of SSM Health St. Louis. The university is purchasing SLU Hospital back from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and will contribute it to SSM Health St. Louis, in exchange for a minority membership interest — which includes a financial interest and governance rights. The transaction between SSM Health and SLU is expected to be finalized by late summer, subject to regulatory approvals.

When St. Louis University sold its teaching hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corp. in 1998, the contract required that the facility maintain its Catholic identity.

Under a new partnership announced this week between SSM Health and St. Louis University, the hospital's Catholic identity will continue — but this time, it'll be out of an appreciation for being part of a Catholic culture, as opposed to a contractual obligation.

Syndicate content