Community Outreach at Des Peres Hospital

Giving Back to the Community

At Des Peres Hospital, we may primarily serve patients and their families, but we also reach out to members of the wider community. We provide health and wellness seminars, events, screenings and blood drives, as well as other community activities.

Upcoming Community Events

Conquer Your Knee Pain Seminars

If knee pain and chronic stiffness are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about your surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Join us at an upcoming seminar with an orthopedic specialist: Call (855) 290-9355 to or register.

Pre-Operative Joint Class

Already scheduled for knee or hip replacement surgery at Des Peres Hospital? Attend our pre-operative class to learn what to expect while you are in the hospital and after surgery. Classes are held weekly. Call (314) 966-9131 for more information.

Surgical Weight Loss Seminars

These seminars are held multiple times during the month. Learn more about weight loss surgery options with the team from MyNewSelf and a surgeon. Call (855) 290-9355 to register for these free seminars or learn more    

Blood Drive

Des Peres Hospital is pleased to support our community by hosting blood drives with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center throughout the year. Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is an organization that supplies blood products to hospitals in the area. Please consider donating at our next drive:

Feb 14, 2017
April 28, 2017

 All donors must present identification prior to donation. Walk-ins are welcome. To register, please visit the blood center’s website. For more information, call (314) 966-9695.

Art Events

Des Peres Hospital hosts exhibits of local original art in collaboration with Art Saint Louis and other local art organizations. The first exhibit was opened in October 2012 and continues to this day with seasonal exhibitions.

The project, “Art @ Des Peres Hospital,” was developed with the guidance of the Regional Arts Commission. It brings original art by artists from the greater St. Louis area to the walls of Des Peres Hospital with the goals of enriching the patient and visitor experience and showcasing the deep pool of talent in the region.

Art @ Des Peres Hospital is organized and managed by Art Saint Louis and features artworks on multiple floors within the hospital. The exhibit includes photography, paintings and mixed media. All art is accompanied by a show tag with the title of the piece, the artist’s name and location and description of medium. Program guides available in our lobby help visitors take a self-guided tour.

More details are available at Art Saint Louis’ website.


If you’d like to have a health care professional speak at your next group or community organization meeting, please call Simone Valle, Marketing Director, at (314) 966-9695. There is no charge for this service. Speakers are available for groups of a minimum of 20 people and meetings located within the greater St. Louis area.

Complimentary Transportation

We offer complimentary transportation for patients who need services at our facility. Certain restrictions apply.

Call (314) 966-9144 to speak to our transportation coordinator.