Employees at SSM St. Joseph Medical Park marked the facility’s 10-year anniversary last week with a full slate of activities that celebrated its 10 years of service to the community.
More than 100 employees and guests attended a celebration ceremony held in the main lobby on the actual anniversary date of June 3. St. Joseph Health Center President Gaspare Calvaruso spoke about how the services offered at St. Joseph Medical Park align with SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ goal of providing medical care that is personalized, coordinated and convenient.
Another featured speaker, St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano, gave insight on how St. Joseph Medical Park played a role in attracting families to St. Peters and contributed to the overall community development along the Page Extension.
“In 2003, the year 2013 was difficult to imagine,” Calvaruso said. “The surrounding areas along Highway 94 are now more densely populated, local businesses are thriving, and enrollment at our schools is at an all-time high. These all contribute to the demand for health care. Our mission to provide care for the communities we serve is why we built St. Joseph Medical Park.”
The week-long celebration was geared toward employees, but they also wanted to use it as an opportunity to give back to the community. They did so by organizing a food drive and donated dozens of canned goods to Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in St. Charles.
In another community involvement activity, 30 people participated in a heart screening that was held for a discounted “10th anniversary price” of just $10.
St. Joseph Medical Park is home to SSM Breast Care, SSM Cancer Care, SSM Rehabilitation and SSM Medical Group. It is also home to SSM Health Care’s first SSM Urgent Care facility, which opened on Jan. 9, 2012, and treated its 10,000th patient on June 9, 2013.
About SSM St. Joseph Medical Park
SSM St. Joseph Medical Park is a 100,000 square foot ambulatory care center situated on an 18-acre site in St. Peters, Mo. SSM St. Joseph Medical Park provides comprehensive outpatient services such as: imaging services, including advanced CT technology and comfortable, non-claustrophobic MRI facilities; an SSM Breast Care center with digital mammography services; an SSM Cancer Care center for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as supportive care; and primary care and specialty physician offices. It is part of SSM Health Care – St. Louis, a Missouri Quality Award winner. For more information, go to www.ssmhealth.com/ssmsjmp.