About us

Our shared goals and vision for the future define who we are and what we can achieve at SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

A message from our President

Welcome to SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital, which offers a total of 125 beds at our three inpatient medical rehabilitation hospitals in Bridgeton, Lake Saint Louis and Richmond Heights.

Here you will find important information about the rehabilitation experience at SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital. As you come to know us, we hope you will see the passion and dedication that underscores everything we do.

At our hospital, you will find the convenience and comfort of community-based care, along with the clinical expertise and national experience in medical rehabilitation that can best address your needs and goals.

Upon arrival, you will meet a team of rehabilitation experts – physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers and other dedicated staff – who work in close collaboration to provide the care, treatment and unwavering support that will guide your recovery.

You’ll also find a dynamic rehabilitation environment. Not only will you benefit from our compassionate care and proven treatment, but you will be able to enjoy the many amenities that should make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Most of all, you will find that what you can do will far exceed what you cannot; and we will work closely with you to help you overcome the medical, physical, cognitive and emotional challenges you face.

On behalf of the entire SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital team, thank you for trusting us with your care.


Jason Rubel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSMT

About SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Founded by the Sisters of Saint Mary in 1900, the hospital - originally known as Mount Saint Rose Throat and Chest Hospital - provided specialized care for people suffering from tuberculosis. It was here that the world's first collapsed lung therapy was administered in 1914. Through the years, the hospital expanded its programs and services to meet the changing needs of patients in the greater St. Louis community. Specialized physical therapy services were incorporated by the mid-60s and in 1972, a dedicated rehabilitation center was opened at the hospital.

In 1980, the name of the facility was changed to Saint Mary on the Mount Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Just six years later, the hospital became known as SSM Health Rehabilitation Institute, and subsequently, SSM Health Rehab, which provided inpatient rehabilitation services at two locations: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles.

December 2009 marked a new chapter in SSM Health’s history when they entered into a joint venture partnership with Select Medical, one of the largest operators of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers in the United States to expand rehabilitation services in the St. Louis area.

In September 2010, the 35-bed SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Richmond Heights opened on the campus of St. Mary's Hospital, followed by the opening in January 2012 of the 60-bed free-standing SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Bridgeton, located on the campus of DePaul Hospital. Then, in July 2017, the 30-bed SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Lake Saint Louis opened on the fifth floor of SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis.

Our mission, vision and values

Our Mission

The SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment.

Our Vision

To serve our communities as the premier provider of adult rehabilitation care, resulting in the highest level of independence for our patients.

Our Values

We deliver superior quality care in all that we do.

We treat others as they would like to be treated.

We are results-oriented and achieve our objectives.

We are team players.

We are resourceful in overcoming obstacles.

We’re here for you.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.