SSM ST JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER is a member of SSM Health Care-St. Louis which includes SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, SSM St. Clare Health Center, SSM St. Mary's Health Center, SSM DePaul Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West and SSM St. Joseph Hospital-Wentzville. SSM Health Care was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. Located in historic St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Health Center is a 333-bed hospital offering highly-specialized care for critically ill patients. The hospital excels in many areas, including open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, trauma and emergency services, sleep medicine, obstetrics, surgical services, oncology, vascular surgery, orthopedics and gastroenterology.. The SSM St. Joseph Health Center campus has grown structurally and technologically throughout the past 125 years to meet the needs of an ever-growing and changing population. Today,the 433-bed acute care hospital excels in many areas. It is home to the SSM Heart Institute,SSM Center for Sleep Disorders,SSM Cancer Care and the SSM Vascular Institute and is a state-designated Level II Trauma Center,an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center.