Northwest Missouri

Comport Hands

The SSM Health Hospice & Home Health Foundation exists to help fulfill our Mission of providing exceptional health care and revealing God’s healing presence to the people we serve. We do this not only by providing a financial safety net for our most vulnerable patients and families in Northwest Missouri, but by providing an emotional safety net as well.

Our patient programs in Maryville, Mo., Sand the Northwest Missouri region include:

Patient and Family Emergency Assistance (The Dr. Robert Kingsbury Patient and Family Emergency Assistance Fund) – helps qualified patients with expenses to maintain quality of life, such as rent and mortgage payments, utility payments, and more.

Comfort Touch Massage Therapy – a complimentary massage therapy that is available to hospice patients to promote relief from pain.

SSM My Legacy – gives hospice patients the opportunity to preserve their memories and stories through video Life Reviews and photos.

Memories That Last – helps make our hospice patients’ last wishes come true.

Peaceful Moments – provides a reassuring presence to patients and families or to patients who would otherwise be alone in their final hours of life.

SSM Health Hospice & Home Health Foundation Northwest Missouri Regional Board of Trustees:
David Baird
Janet Drummond (chair)
Kathe DeMottt (co-chair)
Judy Frueh
Jim Jacoby
Elda Jones
Connie McGinness (Secretary)
Cindy Newbury
Elaine Nichols
Lois Terhune
Suzanne Von Behren
Dr. Jerry Wilmes (Medical Director)
Alison Ruehl, President, SSM Health at Home and Post-Acute Services