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Community Access to Compassionate Care

We foster a culture of individualized care and achieve a position of leadership in rural healthcare services through judicious use of available resources and collaboration with local and regional healthcare providers to meet changing healthcare needs.

Community Access to Compassionate Care

We foster a culture of individualized care and achieve a position of leadership in rural healthcare services through judicious use of available resources and collaboration with local and regional healthcare providers to meet changing healthcare needs.

Welcome to North Shore Health

Welcome to North Shore Health. As we celebrate 50 years of service to Cook County, we're proud of our past and we look forward to being the health care provider you look to in the future.


Service Excellence We value and serve each individual with compassion and understanding, and work collaboratively to meet the needs of our community.

Communication We clearly communicate in an open, timely, and positive manner.

Quality We provide a high standard of care through continuous improvement in our skills, process efficiencies, and use of resources.

Integrity We are respectful, honest, trustworthy, and professional in our words and actions.

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Monday August 21, 2017 - Health Care Directive

Health Care Directives - sometimes called Advanced Directives - are legal documents that describe your health care wishes should you become unable to communicate your decisions. It provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones when confronted with end-of-life health care decisions as well as appoints a health care agent (substitute decision maker) to make treatment decisions on your behalf if necessary. North Shore Health can assist you with the creation of a directive or help update your existing directive. For assistance, please contact Hilja at 218-387-3261.

Monday August 14, 2017 - Skilled Nursing Inpatient Rehab

Recuperating from a hospital stay due to illness? Need restorative treatments following a surgery? Allow North Shore Health to assist you in meeting your goals. We offer a save return home through a short-term rehab stay right here in your own community. Physical and Occupational Therapies are offered in a skilled nursing setting to meet your needs as you recover. Social Services are also available to assist you with planning for your discharge and coordination of community resources. For more information, please contact Hilja Iverson at 218-387-3261.

Thursday August 10, 2017 - Great Turnout for Open House Event

North Shore Health would like to thank everyone who attended our Open House on July 28. Over 160 people were able to take a tour of the new hospital, emergency department, and a completed care center household. Visitors were also given more information on the construction project, timeline toward completion, enhancement of services, and the positive impact this project will have on patient care and the resident experience.

Construction work and preparation for occupancy have now resumed throughout the facility and we are unable to accommodate "drop-in" tours at this time.

For those who were unable to attend the open house and are still interested in finding out more information or scheduling a tour, please contact Kimber Wraalstad at 218-387-3260 or Hilja Iverson at 218-387-3261 to set up an appointment.

Monday July 31, 2017 - August Happenings at the Care Center

Click here to download August 2017 Activities Calendar
Two long-time dear friends, Gladys Dockan and Ione Jones, recently enjoyed some patio time reminiscing about the past. Ione will turn 100 on August 30!

Summer is here, and the residents of the Care Center plan to take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather on our new patio that was recently completed. We are planning to spend every opportunity enjoying activities in our new space. The elders wish to extend a special thank you to Susan Scherer for constructing two raised planters for their enjoyment. Susan, who plays piano every Wednesday afternoon at the Care Center, is a gal of many talents! We sincerely thank her for sharing her wood-working skills with us. Thanks to Buck's Hardware for donating some beautiful flowers to fill our planters too.
It was a gorgeous day on July 21 when a large group of residents gathered on our new patio for Current Events with Tina Krauz. Thanks to Susan Scherer for making the new planter box for our new outdoor space.

August is a busy month starting with the Fisherman's Picnic. We welcome all the family and friends who will be visiting over the Picnic. The residents are looking forward to some fish burgers from the Lion's Club Fish Burger stand on Friday evening. Thanks to the Lion's Club for so generously donating the fish burgers for the residents to enjoy. On Saturday August 5, there will be a Fisherman's Picnic Reminisce time on the patio with some favorite fish snacks. The first outing of the month will be on August 6 to watch the Fisherman's Picnic Parade. They are looking forward to seeing the parade, and maybe catching a piece of candy or two!

Other outings this month will be to the Senior Center on August 24 for lunch and visiting with our friends, and we're hoping for a nice day on August 29 when the residents plan to spend some time by the big lake enjoying the boats, visitors, and ice cream treats.
Many well wishers were on hand on July 12 to help Lu Pettijohn celebrate her 104th Birthday. Congratulations Lu!

The monthly birthday party will be held on August 9 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate those having a birthday in August. We will honor Diane Deschampe, Donna Anderson, and Ione Jones who will turn 100 this month! Eleanor Waha will provide the cake and ice cream, and Doug Sanders will play the piano for the party.

In honor of Ione Jone's 100th Birthday, Thrivent Financial has donated money to the Bethlehem Quilters for quilting supplies to make quilts for the residents of the Care Center. Please join Ione on August 30 at 1:30 p.m. to help her celebrate her milestone birthday. Cake and ice cream will be served.

There will be a lot of fun to be had during "Gone Fishin" Week which will be held August 19th - 26th. The residents will be making some fishy crafts, baking some delicious worm dirt cake, and enjoying fishy games such as "Fish Scrabble" and "Go Fish" Bingo. Hilja will host a "Somethin Fishy" Happy Hour on August 21, and there will be lots of fishing stories all week long. If the fish are biting, we might even have a fish fry in our new kitchen!

Music this month includes a "Gospel Sing-a-Long" with Pastor Darren Blank on August 15, "Music with Amy and Friends" on August 28th, Myron Bursheim on Sunday afternoons, Al Fuller on Monday evenings, and Susan Scherer on Wednesday afternoons.

The residents wish all their family and friends safe travels during these busy summer months!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the August calendar of events, visit our website: or contact the Activity Department at 218-387-3518.

-Submitted by Belinda Hudler - Activity Department Head

Monday July 24, 2017 - Care Center Continues Integrated Community Setting in Renovations - WTIP Interview

WTIP Volunteer Tina Krauz covers the progress on the renovations at the North Shore Hospital and Care Center. In this installment Tina talks with Amy James about the concept of an "integrated community."

Listen to: North Shore Health - Integrated Community

Friday July 7, 2017 - Lower Level Parking Lot Closure

On Monday, July 10, work will begin again on the driveway and parking lot near the lower level to the Clinic. Work will be completed in two phases. The parking area directly in front of the entrance into the lower level and the driveway leading to the 5th avenue entrance is planned to reopen sometime on Thursday, July 13. The remainder of the parking area will be closed for several weeks.

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Monday July 3, 2017 - Remodel in Progress

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