About Us

SMP Health – St. Catherine South has been providing Catholic health care to the Fargo-Moorhead community for more than 45 years. Our Fargo nursing home hosts 140 beds and offers long-term quality health care for our residents.

SMP Health – St. Catherine South is inspired by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, a Catholic health care system that offers a diversity of programs and facilities. We serve those in our care with respect and compassion as we strive to fulfill the healing mission of Jesus.

Our services include skilled, compassionate care, rehabilitation services, adult daycare programs, individualized activities, spiritual support, and a home-like environment where residents feel connected.

Intergenerational Program

The SMP Health – St. Catherine South Childcare Center was opened in March 1980. The idea of having children in the nursing home setting was appealing to maintain the home-like environment of our facility. The children engage with residents of the home on a daily basis, hand-delivering birthday cards, visiting one-to-one in residents’ rooms, and participating in group activities together.

The SMP Health – St. Catherine South childcare center is open to help fill a need for your family. We work at providing an environment that is comfortable for your child and provides appropriate stimulation for their age group. Each child is respected as an individual, and we work to meet his or her needs in a personalized fashion.

We are proud to be members of the following organizations:

Our Logo And It’s Symbolism

An appropriate understanding of the mission of SMP Health and its ministries requires that we continually acknowledge our source in the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. Their sponsorship is never to be overlooked and we perpetuate this relationship in our logo as well as in the name of our organization.

SMP Health – St. Catherine South is a ministry of SMP Health. The abbreviation “SMP” pertains to the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. The organization’s “official” name is the “Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System.”

Our ministry logo for SMP Health – St. Catherine South incorporates the emblem of the Sister of Mary of the Presentation to identify and perpetuate the Sisters as the source of our ministry, its mission, history and identity.

The Emblem of the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

In 1982 the General Chapter of the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation agreed to this oval symbol as a common community symbol to indicate membership in the Congregation.

The symbolism is explained by the Sisters as follows: 

The Cross represents Jesus Christ our Savior.
The M represents Mary whose daughters we are.
The Oval signifies the Church and our Congregation.
The Cross is rooted in the earth where our lives and ministry take place.

SMP Health – St. Catherine South’s Logo


The SMPHS logo is comprised of three fundamental elements:

  1. The oval emblem of the Sisters
  2. The name “St. Catherine South”
  3. The line under the name
  4. An italicized “SMP Health” underneath the horizontal line to identify St. Catherine South as part of SMP Health.