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History

ROSEWOOD ON BROADWAY, is a 125-bed long term care facility located in north Fargo that has served the needs of the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1938.  ROSEWOOD is licensed by the North Dakota State Department of Health and certified by Medicare and Medicaid to provide skilled nursing care.

In 1938 on this same site, Lutheran Hospital and Homes Society owned and operated 2 houses that made up the Lutheran Old Peoples’ Home.  One house was for men and the other for women.   In 1957 construction on a new building began on the site.  It was damaged by the tornado that hit north Fargo in 1957.  Finally, in 1958 construction was completed and they began to accept residents in the Fargo Nursing Home.  

In 1987 the decision was made to renovate the building.  It was complete in 1989. It included an expanded dining room, new chapel, maintenance area, kitchen renovation, reorganization of the first floor, all new furnishings, carpet, bathrooms in each room and sunrooms on each floor.   It was in 1990 that the name changed from Fargo Nursing Home to ROSEWOOD, to reflect the change in image.  The beauty of a Rose and the strength of Wood.

Over the years, Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society became Lutheran Health Systems and later through a merger with Samaritan Health in Arizona,  became Banner Health System.  In 2002, Banner sold ROSEWOOD and 4 other of its facilities to the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation.  The former Banner facilities ROSEWOOD in Fargo, Villa Maria in Fargo, Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, Ave Maria Village in Jamestown and Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City joined other hospital, nursing home and home care facilities already owned by SMP Health System (Sisters of Mary of the Presentation).

Sisters of Mary of the Presentation was founded in 1828 in France.  They taught children who did have any religious instruction and visited the sick, disabled and elderly.  They were forced out of France and some came to Wild Rice, ND in 1903.

The Sisters Provincial House for the United States, Maryvale is located in Valley City, ND along the Sheyenne River.  They own 4 hospitals, Prairieland Home Care, and 6 nursing homes.

In July of 2002, Rosewood began construction on a 28,000 square foot addition.  The new addition was completed in June 2004.  It included a new therapy center, adult day center (Rainbow Square), and new sitting areas on all floors and 20 new semi-private rooms.

In July of 2004, Rosewood began a five (5) phase remodeling project.  The remodeling project included new carpet, paint, wallcoverings and furnishings for all floors.  The sitting areas and nurses stations were expanded and rebuilt on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor.  Many double rooms were converted to single rooms.  Nine (9) more bed licenses were also put into service during the remodeling project.  The additional licenses increased Rosewood’s bed total from 102 beds to 111 beds. The most recent building project was completed in 2015 increasing capacity to 125.

ROSEWOOD is sponsored by Sisters of Mary of the Presentation.  We are people of  Catholic health care, a ministry of the church continuing Jesus’ mission of love and healing today.  Our ministry is an enduring sign of health care rooted in our belief that every person is a treasure, every life a sacred gift, every human being a unity of body, mind and spirit.