Find a doctor Programs and services Jobs Classes and events Patient/visitor information Online services About Sanford Health Health information
Programs and services:

Sanford Health Marillac Manor

About us

Sanford Health Marillac Manor was founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Richardton in 1977 in response to the needs for senior housing in the Bismarck area. It was built on the same campus as Sanford Health St. Vincent's Continuing Care Center, which the Sisters founded as St. Vincent's Nursing Home in 1941.

Sanford Health Marillac Manor I has 28 studio/efficiency apartments and 13 single-bedroom apartments. The main floor apartments have a sliding door with a patio and a small garden plot. A community center, which connected Marillac Manor with St. Vincent's, was added in 1984.

In 1989, Marillac ManorII was constructed with 36 additional apartments. This newer building features a sky-lighted atrium that offers an attractive gathering place for activities for the residents. Every apartment is fully carpeted and equipped with a stove, refrigerator and air conditioning. A large chapel, which is always open, provides a quiet, sacred place for daily Mass, rosary and private prayer.

In 2000, the Benedictine Sisters began looking for a healthcare partner to assist them in their ministry at St. Vincent's and Marillac Manor. They leased management of St. Vincent's to legacy Medcenter One (now Sanford Health) and sold them the facility in 2005. In 2007, they also leased the management of Marillac Manor to legacy Medcenter One (now Sanford Health), so both facilities could be under one management family.

The Benedictine Sisters continue as the Catholic sponsors of both facilities. The Sisters continue to provide leadership in the area of spiritual care.

Independent Living
Sanford Health Marillac Manor is not currently licensed as assisted living. Staff is allowed to provide you services and activities outside of your apartment; however, staff is not permitted to provide services inside your apartment. We cannot provide services such as medications, laundry, housekeeping, bathing, etc. A Life Alert system is an excellent option and strongly recommended; however, Sanford Health Marillac Manor cannot be listed as a responder.

You are welcome and encouraged, when necessary, to bring in outside agencies or individuals to assist you with daily needs, as Sanford Health Marillac Manor staff may not provide you with assistance in activities of daily living. Residents must be able to live independently and/or direct their own cares.

Sanford Health Marillac Manor is more than an apartment building. It is a community of people who enjoy companionship, neighborliness and friendship. To foster community, the Sisters designed Sanford Health Marillac Manor to have a homey environment with common areas for relaxation, visiting, card playing and watching videos. Many unique features make it an attractive and comfortable home for our residents.

Kirk Greff is the licensed administrator of Sanford Health St. Vincent's Continuing Care Center and Sanford Health Marillac Manor. A native of New Rockford, he received both his bachelor's degrees in business administration/accounting and master's degree in management from the University of Mary. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator in North Dakota since 1992. Before becoming administrator at Sanford Health St. Vincent's Continuing Care Center in 2007, he had worked as an auditor with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, administrator of the Napoleon Care Center in Napoleon and held various administrative positions at HIT Inc. in Mandan.

He is an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bismarck.

Spiritual Care

Sanford Health Marillac Manor continues in the Catholic healthcare tradition. The Benedictine Sisters continue as the Catholic sponsors and provide leadership in the area of spiritual care. Spiritual care services are offered to all Sanford Health Marillac Manor residents regardless of race, color, sex or creed. The spiritual care associates coordinate spiritual care for the residents. This includes religious services and prayer opportunities.

The spiritual care associates serve as leaders in meeting the spiritual needs of residents, families, associates and administration. An ethics committee meets regularly to ensure that the ethical directives are incorporated in resident care.

Religious services:

  • Catholic Mass: 8:30 a.m. daily
  • Rosary: 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily
  • Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 2—3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and 6—8:30 a.m. Thursdays
  • Confession: 8—8:25 a.m. Monday thru Saturday
  • Anointing of Sick: Advent, Lent and as requested.

Spiritual Care offers a daily devotion that can be heard by calling (701) 323-8787.

Contact information
(701) 323-1871 (office)

To learn more about pastoral care at Sanford Health click here»

home page