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
Jeff Moore was a founding member of St. Benedict’s Foundation Board in 2015 and was on the Development Council before that. He and his wife Sue have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and spend time traveling to visit them. Jeff has been the president at Dacotah Bank since 2005 and has been a Dickinson resident since 1987. He has been very activity in the community and is currently on the Dickinson Airport Authority Board.
Bev Kadrmas - Vice Chair
Beverly J. Kadrmas, aka B. J. Kadrmas, is a Dickinson native and was on St. Benedict’s Development Council before joining the Foundation Board at its conception in 2015. Bev and a business partner started a land service company serving the Williston Basin in 1981. She became the sole owner in 1984 and the firm changed the name to B.J. Kadrmas, Inc. in 1996. For the past 40 years, B. J. has performed land work and mineral appraisals and enjoys it just as much as when she began. Bev sold the business but is still currently the vice president. She is married to Wayne Hecker and they have no children. They enjoy antiquing and traveling.
Brian Fisher - Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Fisher is a CPA and shareholder at Brady, Martz & Associates in the Dickinson, ND office . He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2004 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Management. His specialties include business and individual tax planning and preparation, consulting, as well as wealth and estate planning. Brian and his wife Amanda are both Dickinson natives and have two daughters. Brian became a foundation board member in 2015 and currently serves as secretary/treasurer.
Rhonda Dukart was on St. Benedict’s Development Council before joining the Foundation Board at its conception in 2015. She retired from Consolidated in 2014 and has enjoyed being involved on many community boards including her current role as board chair for the Domestic Violent and Rape Crisis Center. Rhonda and her husband Ken have 3 children and travel often to visit their 5 grandchildren & children.
Casey Kostelecky is native to the Dickinson area and joined the foundation board in 2015. She is an attorney at Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm and focuses on real estate, estate planning, probate, oil and gas and litigation. Casey and fiancé Brandon Berry will be getting married in May of 2018. She is a track coach at Trinity each spring and teaches gymnastics for Dickinson Public Schools and the Dickinson Gymnastics Club all year.
David J. Ridl is a lifelong resident of Dickinson. He graduated college from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington with a degree in political science. He then attended the University of North Dakota School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1979. Since that time he has been practicing law as a partner with Kubik, Bogner, Ridl & Selinger, P.L.L.P. and been engaged in farming and ranching. David is also currently a Trustee for St. Wenceslaus parish in Dickinson. David and his wife Rita have four children. David became a foundation board member in 2016.
Chad Glasser and his wife Brittni are both Trinity graduates and remain very involved as Trinity supporters. They have four children. Chad is the owner and general contractor of Venture Homes. He and Brittni also operate Dakota Diner. Chad joined St. Benedict’s Foundation in 2016.