SSM Health

Patty Boxx is an environmental services associate at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. During the pandemic, she has worked overtime, stayed late and covered her colleague's shifts as needed—all with a tremendous display of patience and compassion.

Special note: Governor Pritzker recognized Boxx in his Dec. 2 COVID-19 briefing.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, SSM Health has two hospitals in southern Illinois, serving nine counties.

Unsung heroes keep going. Learn about the incredible contributions of nurses on the Medical Surgical and Intensive Care Units at Touchette Regional Hospital and throughout the organization.