St. Louis

Two Girls at Camp

In the St. Louis region, 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 St. Louis and St. Charles, but by providing an emotional safety net as well.

Our patient programs in St. Louis and St. Charles 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.

Camp MAGIC – a children’s bereavement program designed to help children work through their grief after experiencing the loss of a loved one.

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

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.

Rehabilitative Therapies Fund (The Vicki Horst Memorial Rehabilitation Fund) – funds services not supported by government or commercial pay for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

Music Therapy (Peaceful Harmony) – Utilizes live music to decrease a patient's anxiety and pain, promote relaxation, facilitate communication and improve overall quality of life. A certified music therapist provides this service.

We Honor Veterans – Provides our staff with the tools necessary to respectfully recognize patients for military service, as well as provide valuable resources to veterans receiving end-of-life care.

Our SSM Health Hospice and Home Health Foundation St. Louis Regional Board of Trustees
Mythili Bharadwaj, MD
Gary Chippendale (Chair)
Mary Ann Collins
Susan Duval
Steve Korbecki
Del Luber
Todd Larson
John Malpiedi
Shelly Nischbach
Don Sanford
Tony Sgroi
Jessica Straub
Raymond Earl Washington, Jr.
Alison Ruehl, President, SSM Health at Home and Post-Acute Services