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About Us

Our Valley City Catholic nursing home hosts 170 beds, and has served the Barnes County area for over 60 years. SMP Health – St. Raphael is sponsored 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 long-term care service for individuals with mental illnesses, rehabilitation programs, specialized Alzheimer’s care, and Lifeline support.

SMP Health – St. Raphael is a Medicare/Medicaid/VA contract participant.

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. Raphael 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 the SMP Health – St. Raphael 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. Raphael Center Logo

The SMP Health logo is comprised of three fundamental elements:

  1. The oval emblem of the Sisters
  2. The name “St. Raphael”
  3. “SMP Health” above the line to identify St. Raphael as part of a greater health system.