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SSM, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Partner on Care
March 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- Partnership in Missouri will help Anthem members with chronic conditions improve their health. 

SSM Names Two New Members to Board of Directors
March 17, 2014

SSM Health Care to add two physicians to its board of directors on April 1.  

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer to Retire
March 13, 2014

Tom Langston, who has been with SSM for more than 30 years, announced plans to retire in July. 

SSM Cardinal Glennon's President to Retire
March 6, 2014

Sherlyn Hailstone's retirement is effective July 1. 

Dean Health Plan Tops in Region in Member Satisfaction
March 12, 2014

SSM insurance plan also ranked highest from 2009-2012 in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 

Baldrige Foundation Honors Sister Mary Jean Ryan
April 09, 2014

Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 9, 2014) --  Congratulations to SSM Health Care Board Chair Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM, for being  honored by the Baldrige Foundation on Wednesday with the 2014 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award.

The award, which recognizes leaders who inspire their organizations to achieve performance excellence, was presented at a ceremony at Baldrige's 26th Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md.

"During her 25-year tenure at SSM, Sister Mary Jean has demonstrated visionary leadership that has propelled the health care system to be one of the finest in the nation," said Dr. P. George Benson, Baldrige Foundation board chair. "She is richly deserving of this leadership award."

Under Sister Mary Jean's leadership, SSM became the first health care organization to win the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2002.

"I'm deeply honored to win this award from the Baldrige Foundation," Sister Mary Jean said. "The Baldrige program has been a tremendous asset to SSM. It has been a major contributor to helping us provide outstanding service to our patients and creating a nurturing environment for our employees."


SSM St. Joseph Hospital West Is Top 100 Hospital
April 04, 2014

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (April 4, 2014) -- SSM St. Joseph Hospital West has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for excelling in multiple categories related to clinical standards, patient safety and financial stewardship.

St. Joseph Hospital West is the only hospital in Missouri to be selected for the award in 2014.

"To me, this solidifies where we are as an organization in terms of our approach to reducing the total cost of care while improving outcomes and establishing high expectation for our patients," said Lisle Wescott, president of SSM St. Joseph Hospital West. "I am extremely proud that we were the only hospital in Missouri to achieve this honor. It would not be possible without the tremendous talent and dedication of our employees and physicians."

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities. 

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