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SSM Medical Group - Benton, Illinois

SSM Health Medical Group
SSM Health Medical Group is made up of 40 physicians and 15 mid-level practitioners. Each of our 18 locations has earned accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As a division of SSM Health-Illinois, we support affiliated hospitals in Mt. Vernon and Centralia and work collaboratively with other community hospitals in the region.

Our Vision:
SSM Health Medical Group will deliver exceptional patient care and become the area’s provider of choice for multi-specialty services. Health care services will be delivered with a positive attitude in branded facilities using exceptional clinical and operational standards. Patients and family members will have a consistent, positive, quality experience while in our care. We strive to be fiscally responsible and serve as a referral source to SSM Health Medical Group specialists who share our vision.

SSM Health-llinois
SSM Health-Illinois is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization serving nearly 300,000 people in an 11 county region.  As one of the largest health care organizations in southern Illinois, we are made up of two regional hospitals located in Mt. Vernon and Centralia, over 120 active physicians, eight Family Health Centers, and numerous specialty programs.  Our organization blends two cultures through the development of a shared mission statement and a shared set of values.  Building upon each hospital’s strong heritage, SSM Health-Illinois continues to expand through the establishment of tertiary-level programs, such as interventional cardiology and open heart surgery. 

By partnering with physician specialists and investing in the latest medical technology, SSM Health-Illinois is becoming an alternative to metropolitan-area hospitals by providing advanced health care that is convenient and accessible to residents of southern Illinois.  Our resources are judiciously allocated to serve the communities of the region through education, charity care, and preventive health.   

Committed to continuous quality improvement, SSM Health-Illinois uses a variety of methods to measure against best practices of the health care industry in areas such as patient care and safety, customer satisfaction, and financial performance.  SSM Health Illinois is a former recipient of the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence Gold Award -- the highest honor awarded by the Illinois quality foundation.  As a member of SSM Health, SSM Health-Illinois is part of the first health care organization to ever win the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.  We continue to grow in our quality journey and look forward to the many challenges and opportunities ahead. Centralia, Illinois offers the opportunity to live in a small, family-oriented town and still have the amenities of a larger urban area. You and your family will enjoy affordable luxury housing with large yards, or acreage, if desired, as well as favorable real estate taxes, and quality schools to choose from in the area. Near Centralia you will also find award-winning healthcare facilities, eight universities and colleges, more than 60 restaurants, including incredible one-of-a-kind fine dining, high quality spas and salons, ample retail and specialty shops, and you will still be just one hour from St. Louis.

Benton, Illinois provides a great area to establish a balanced professional and personal lifestyle with our outstanding schools, abundant recreation and mild climate.

  • Great area with 4 seasons, long springs and falls and mild winters
  • A littl over one hour from Downtown St. Louis, Missouri
  • Small town atmosphere close to big-city amenities
  • Close to Mt. Vernon which is a growing and expanding community that serves as a hub of employment, entertainment and shopping for surrounding counties
  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, an 85-acre estate featuring the Mitchell Museum which displays changing art exhibits, an outdoor sculpture park, performing arts center, dinner theatre, concerts, art classes and craft show
  • Rend Lake Recreation Area, including over 20,000 acres of public land, 19,000 acres of lake water with 27 boat ramps, bike trails and hunting and fishing available only 20 minutes south

SSM Health  is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.