We Care. And Our Award Winning Services Prove It.
Our journey of caring for the poor and the powerless started in 1946 with St. Benedict’s Home for the Aged, sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Priory, Bismarck, ND. In 1969, the nursing home changed owners, was moved to the current location, and renamed Dickinson Nursing Center. After changing ownership a few times in the next several years, the nursing center returned to non-profit Benedictine Sponsorship in 1989 by the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, Minn., and renamed St. Benedict’s Health Center.
Following the Partners in Caring Campaign, major changes were made to the building. In 1999, changes included: enhancing Alzheimer’s care by adding the Emmaus unit, adding St. Benedict’s Chapel, adding an End of Life Care Suite - Gardenview, and adding additional private rooms. In 2003, tenants began moving into the new assisted living unit - Benedict Court. Since that time, several projects have been accomplished through the generosity of our donors, giving St. Benedict’s a more homelike feel, and our residents a better quality of life.
Delivering compassionate care is rooted in our Catholic values; we’re affiliated with the non-profit Benedictine Health System. We are committed to serving everyone of any denomination in a true sense of community.
We’re headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. As one of the largest Catholic senior care organizations in the United States, Benedictine Health System owns approximately 30 senior care communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Our Mission and Values
The Benedictine Health System is a Catholic, faith-based organization entrusted with advancing the life-enhancing senior care ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Duluth, Minnesota.
We witness to God's love by creating compassionate communities providing support to those we serve to live fully and live well with special concern for the underserved and those in need.
Our vision is to create a constant environment where health,
Based on the Gospel and Chapter 36 of the Rule of St. Benedict, our Mission and Values direct our compassionate care.
Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice, our Benedictine Core Values, guide us every day as we deliver senior housing and senior care.
Our Community Leaders
St. Benedict’s Foundation Board of Trustees is a volunteer network of community and business leaders working to increase ongoing community involvement and encouraging philanthropic support for St. Benedict’s. It provides a working link between St. Benedict’s and the community and helps determine the future needs of senior care in the area. Current Board members are:
Jeff Moore - Chair
Bev Kadrmas - Vice Chair
Brian Fisher - Secretary/Treasurer