The idea for our cutting-edge facility sparked to life when local Lutheran congregations and community leaders came together to answer a growing need for healthcare services. We incorporated as Missouri Slope Lutheran Homes, a non-profit organization in 1962. After years of fundraising and construction, we finally opened our doors in 1967. We provide long-term care, memory care, assisted living, adult day care and therapy services to the residents of Bismarck, ND and surrounding communities. Our governing board is selected by our corporate members: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Faith Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Bismarck, Lutheran Church of the Cross of Bismarck, Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Bismarck, First Lutheran Church of Bismarck, House of Prayer Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bismarck, First Lutheran Church of Mandan, and Sunne Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilton.
Missouri Slope has been designated as a Social Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).
Our Mission is: founded in Christian faith, we enrich lives with love and compassion.
Our Vision is: to become a care center of learning and innovation.
Our Values are:
From humble beginnings, Missouri Slope has expanded to become a well-known and widely-respected healthcare facility in Bismarck, ND. As the largest nursing facility in six states, we provide elderly care to over 250 individuals. We’re also a large yet tight-knit assisted living community with 64 apartments.
We transcend the nursing home stereotype. Residents at our long-term care facility enjoy beautifully designed and decorated interiors, sunny courtyards, lovely views of Missouri River Valley and outstanding care.
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First Meeting to discuss plans for a Lutheran residence for the elderly
Ground breaking for Missouri Slope Lutheran Home
July 6th, 1967
First Resident Admitted
M-50 Club Organized
MSLH Adult Day Care Program began (1st in ND)
West Wing addition of 40 nursing home beds (Total beds now 120)
East Addition of 100 beds and 13 apartments (220 total beds)
Missouri Slope Lutheran Home now Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center
MSLCC Foundation Articles of Incorporation issued
Ground breaking for Valley View Heights Independent Living Units
Valley View Heights began accepting tenants
Open house and dedication for new Chapel and expanded dining area
Ground breaking for new special care unit and new laundry area
M-50 Club changed to M-Club
Valley View Heights now licensed as a 30 unit assisted living facility
Ground breaking for 34 more assisted living units at Valley View Heights
Valley View Heights II began accepting tenants (Now 64 Assisted Living Apartments)
Purchase agreement signed for Good Shepherd North property for a north campus
Groundbreaking ceremony for Missouri Slope North Campus, Phase 1: 192 bed skilled nursing facility and town center
- First Residents admitted to North Washington Facility.
- New Nursing Facility Certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Received a grant from Lutheran Services in America to develop Missouri Slope at Home program.