Audrain Medical Center Reveals New Name, Enhanced Patient Promise

MEXICO, MO (September 10, 2014) — Since joining SSM Health Care last year, Audrain Medical Center has been transforming the care it provides to patients in Mexico and the surrounding communities. Today, we’re announcing that this fall we will be changing our name to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. 

This name links Audrain Medical Center to our parent organization, SSM Health Care, which has a care network that extends across four states. It also creates a clear connection to our sister hospital, St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. 

Earlier this week, SSM Health Care announced its own name change to SSM Health. The organization is transitioning to SSM Health because it better reflects a commitment to managing health and wellness, not just treating illness.

“We are very proud to be a part of SSM Health and also share the St. Mary’s name,” said Dave Neuendorf, President of Audrain Medical Center. “By uniting, we now make it easier for patients to see who we are and how our services are integrated. We want to let the people know that whenever they come to any SSM Health location, they can expect the same quality of care.”

St. Mary’s Health Center also announced today its change to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City.

 “This is such an exciting time,” said Brent Van Conia, President of St. Mary’s Health Center. “We are further connecting the care delivered at Audrain Medical Center with St. Mary’s Health Center as well as our many outpatient and medical group locations. Together as SSM Health, we will continue to provide an exceptional experience for each and every patient we see – that is our promise.”

Expect to hear more about this transformation soon. Currently, SSM employees are gathering together across Mid-Missouri to develop and design a consistent approach to delivering an exceptional experience in every encounter. 

SSM Health Care ( 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. 

With care delivery sites in  Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM includes 19 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company, and two Accountable Care Organizations. With more than 1,300 employed physicians and nearly 30,000 employees in four states, SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration. The addition of Dean Health System in 2013 brings the number of physician visits across SSM Health Care to 4 million annually. 

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