SSM Health Partners With The Muny to Improve Infant Care, First-Aid Suites

ST. LOUIS — A new naming-rights partnership with SSM Health and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital will enhance The Muny’s inclusive patron experience with improvements to infant care and first-aid suites at the theatre.

The SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Infant Care Suite is a dedicated space where nursing mothers and parents can pump or feed while at The Muny. It also serves as a space where caregivers can comfort young children who need a break during the performance. 

Inside the suite are comfy gliders for nursing, a changing station, a vanity sink and a refrigerator where perishable baby needs can be stored for the evening. The Muny introduced the space in 2021.

The SSM Health First-Aid Suite makes it possible for all Muny patrons to have a safe experience while at the theatre. The space is staffed by a nurse at every performance who can tend to basic medical needs.

“SSM Health’s partnership with The Muny is an exciting collaboration for our region. The Muny is a longstanding St. Louis tradition for audiences of all ages, and this partnership allows us to continue providing exceptional care to our community,” said Jeremy Fotheringham, SSM Health’s Regional President for St. Louis and Southern Illinois. “By elevating these care suites, we are demonstrating our commitment to making sure health care services are accessible for anyone in need. We look forward to these spaces being utilized to their fullest capacity.”

Both indoor, air-conditioned suites are located along the theatre’s west pergola, adjacent to Purina Plaza. An audio feed is provided so patrons can keep up with the action onstage while visiting the spaces. Muny patrons who need assistance with accessing the suites can alert an usher; there is no charge to use the facilities. 

The agreement with SSM Health and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital enables significant upgrades to make the spaces more inviting and comfortable for Muny guests. 

“We are excited to begin this partnership with another St. Louis-founded organization as we continue our efforts to make our campus accessible to all theatregoers,” said Muny President & CEO Kwofe Coleman. “The health and safety of our patrons is our No. 1 priority, and this meaningful community alignment with SSM Health and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital will allow us to look after the well-being of all members of the Muny family.”

Personalized strategic partnerships with corporate and civic partners help to underwrite basic Muny production costs, offset operational expenses, fund educational programs, support outreach efforts into underserved St. Louis communities and ensure our theatre’s existence for generations to come.

Since its inception, The Muny has been committed to making live theatre accessible to all, regardless of physical or socioeconomic ability. Unique free services — first aid, infant care, wheelchair attendants, interpretive services and more — give all patrons the opportunity to experience every production without barriers.

New Muny season tickets are on sale now at and at the Muny box office in Forest Park. Single tickets go on sale May 20.

Learn more about accessibility efforts at The Muny at And learn more about how our corporate and civic partners are supporting the Muny’s mission at 

About SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Since 1956, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has offered the highest level of care as the country’s only free-standing, non-profit Catholic pediatric hospital. Located in St. Louis, MO, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon provides hope to thousands of children with complex conditions from Missouri, Illinois and beyond. A member of SSM Health, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the county, the 195-bed teaching hospital is staffed by SLUCare physicians affiliated with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Since 2013, U.S. News & World Report has recognized SSM Health Cardinal Glennon as a Best Children's Hospital.

About SSM Health 

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s 40,000 team members and more than 12,800 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 23 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 13 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Muny

The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. As the nation’s oldest, largest outdoor musical theatre, we welcome more than 350,000 theatregoers each summer for seven world-class productions. Now celebrating 106 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre. For more information, visit

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