A Brief History
The Catholic Diocese of Marquette established the Bishop
Noa Home, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Paul de
Chartres, in 1963. The former Bishop, Thomas Noa, invited
the Sisters to the Upper Peninsula to establish a religious
order of Sisters that would have their headquarters in the
Upper Peninsula. Bishop Noa envisioned a health care facility
that would minister to the aging priests.
The Sisters began their nursing ministry in the United States
by converting the former Delta Hotel on Ludington Street in
downtown Escanaba into a facility encompassing a Nursing
Home and Home for the Aged. The Bishop Noa Home
operated on Ludington Street until 1992 when it relocated to
its beautiful new facility at 2900 3rd Avenue South.
Daily religious services and ongoing pastoral care are
important dimensions of the program offered to the residents
by the Sisters and lay staff. Residents can move through 3
levels of care should their needs change: 1) Senior
Apartments, 2) Home for the Aged, and 3) Nursing Home.
Respect for each person’s privacy and dignity is apparent in
the family-like atmosphere that prevails throughout the facility.