Our sponsors, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, opened the first Catholic hospital for African Americans in the nation in 1933. Not only did the hospital welcome African American patients, it offered African American physicians and nurses the opportunity to practice their profession.
Diversity in all areas of SSM Health Care is not only
part of our past, it is key to our success in the future.
At SSM, we realize that workplace diversity is essential
to be competitive. We seek to foster awareness and
appreciation of diversity among our employees,
patients and customers. We work with diverse
organizations to broaden our reach into the
communities we serve to support and promote an
inclusive society. We seek to attract and support
people and suppliers from diverse backgrounds and
cultures. At SSM Health Care, diversity is an integral
part of who we are and a reflection of our mission