New name reflects commitment to an exceptional patient
Employees and community members celebrated outside St. Francis Hospital & Health Services this afternoon as hospital leaders made public a new sign along with a renewed commitment to patients. The hospital will now be known as SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville.
"For more than 120 years, we've had the honor and privilege of serving patients in Maryville and beyond," said Michael Baumgartner, president of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital. "Recently our home care and hospice locations adopted the SSM Health name, as have other hospitals across our health system. By uniting under this common name, our patients, employees and community will know to expect exceptional every time they see the SSM Health name."
SSM Health St. Francis Hospital is working within the SSM Health system to transform health care with the goal of providing affordable, high-quality medicine combined with a consistently positive experience. To accomplish this goal, St. Francis will be offering more convenient hours as well as the tools and information patients need to stay healthy.
The name, SSM Health, was unveiled last fall when the new SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City opened. SSM Health's other clinics, hospitals and health care services in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will transition to the new name within the next two years.
About SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville
St. Francis Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, fully-accredited health care organization located in Maryville, Missouri. Its tradition of providing quality, compassionate medicine to the residents of Northwest Missouri began in 1894 and has continued for more than 120 years. Medical services at St. Francis include: Emergency, acute, mental health, and OB/GYN care. St. Francis is a three-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award and was the first hospital in the state of Missouri to receive the EPA's ENERGY STAR® label. As a member of SSM Health, St. Francis is proud to be a part of the first health care recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2002.
About SSM Health
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. Learn more.