Michael has been with SSM Health St. Francis Hospital - Maryville since 2013. The main thing that drew him there was the opportunity to work in the community where he grew up. "I wanted to give back," he says, "My wife and I are both from there."
For Michael, working in a rural community provides some unique opportunities. Since St. Francis Hospital is the main health care provider in the area, Michael sees a variety of patients and conditions, which helps broaden his experience, talents and accessibility to the community. Along with serving the area he knows, a big part of why he likes SSM is carrying out the Mission and Values in both his work and life. "Faith is at the center of everything I do."