We are Saints in Action®!
We’re excited for you to begin your Saints story at
SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee, Seminole Campus.
Our Mission Moves Us Forward
Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.
We are Saints in Action®
Guided by faith and united by care, we each embrace our Mission as our own. At SSM Health Oklahoma, service to our patients, our community, and each other is our cornerstone. By embodying our Mission in our daily lives, we remain present in our purpose and exemplify the healing presence of God.
Compassionate Care for Over 120 Years
As you begin your Saints story, get to know more about us with stories from history and messages from our leaders about the transition.
50th Anniversary Documentary
Celebrating SSM Health St. Anthony Shawnee
Our Heritage of Healing
The founding sisters
SSM Health Medical Group
Digging In and Building Up
The story behind the midtown expansion
The story of the sisters
Oklahomans are known for their commitment, compassion, and care. As Oklahomans ourselves, we deliver those same values to every person who steps through our doors.
With numerous hospitals, clinics, and other locations across the state, SSM Health Oklahoma is actively expanding access to exceptional health care for even more Oklahomans. When you and SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee, Seminole Campus become part of the family, you will join that same heritage of healing as we continue digging in and building up for Oklahoma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is SSM Health?
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust fully integrated health care delivery system. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient care sites, 10 post-acute care facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company, an accountable care organization, and comprehensive telehealth services. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.
What does "SSM" stand for?
SSM Health represents an incredible heritage of healing that began in 1872 in St. Louis by a congregation of nuns formerly known as the Sisters of St. Mary. In the late 1880s, several sisters left St. Louis and formed a separate congregation in Maryville, MO. In the late 1980s, the two congregations reunited to form the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. The “SSM” in our system’s name does not formally stand for a longer name, but pays tribute to those early sisters who provided loving care for people who were sick.
How long has SSM Health been in Oklahoma?
Established in 1898, SSM Health has been in Oklahoma for more than 123 years. In fact, we were the first hospital in Oklahoma.
Is SSM Health St. Anthony a faith-based Hospital?
Yes. SSM Health St. Anthony is a Mission-driven Catholic health care ministry. Our Mission — Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God — is central to every aspect of our care. Our physicians, nurses, staff and chaplains believe in the power of prayer, often praying with our patients and their families. Our facilities also prominently feature a number of crosses, signifying our steadfast commitment to being a faith-based hospital and health system.
What are SSM Health's values?
We reveal the healing presence of God through compassionate care focused on the fullness of the person.
We respect life at all stages and promote the dignity and well-being of every person.
We provide exceptional care and service through employees and physicians dedicated to our Mission.
We use financial, human and natural resources responsibly and care for the environment.
We cultivate relationships that inspire service and promote justice in our organization and throughout our communities, with special concern for the poor and marginalized.
Start Your Saints Story
We’re excited for you to start your Saints story at SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee, Seminole Campus. Together, we will change and save lives, because we are Saints in Action®.