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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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Tuesday October 17, 2017 - Dexascan

North Shore Health provides dexascans to measure bone density. This test helps to diagnose osteoporosis. Please call 218-387-3260 to set up an appointment after getting an order from your physician.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 - Dr. Rust - St. Luke's Orthopedics

Dr. David A. Rust, MD is now seeing patients once a month at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Dr. Rust is a physician at St. Luke's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Duluth, MN. He is a fellowship trained sub-specialist in knee and shoulder surgery, and has expertise in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, joint replacement surgery and fracture surgery. Talk to your primary care provider about a referral or make an appointment by calling St. Luke's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at 218-249-6360.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 - October Activities at the Care Center

Click here to download the October Activities Calendar.

September was a busy month at the Care Center. The residents enjoyed a wonderful picnic lunch at Sawtooth Ridges on September 14, visiting with all our friends there. Thanks to Missy Smith and Sharon Bloomquist for the food and fun, and Gary Houglum for grilling the hotdogs. On September 19th, we honored our two centenarians with a cake and ice cream social. Congratulations to Lu Pettijohn and Ione Jones! The elders also enjoyed a wonderful fall leaf tour of Maple Hill on September 28.
A brisk fall day didn't keep these hardy residents from enjoying their ice cream treat on a recent visit to Harbor Park.

We're sorry to see the busy summer months end, but look forward to all the activities the cooler weather brings. More baking is planned for October, and plenty of craft activities as the residents start preparing for their annual holiday sale to be held in December. Hopefully, there will be a few more days on the patio too. 
Several residents participated in a "hands-on" weaving demonstration with Kay Rosenthal on September 12.

The monthly birthday party will be held on October 11 at 3:00 p.m. to honor Ophelia Bassett. There will be plenty of cake and ice cream along with favorite piano tunes by Doug Sanders.

Music this month features Marco Good on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Daren Blanck on October 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a gospel sing-a-long, Myron Bursheim on Saturday afternoons, Al Fuller on Monday evenings, and Susan Scherer on Wednesday afternoons. The residents truly appreciate the gift of music that our wonderful volunteers provide each month.
Lu Pettijohn (104 years young) and Ione Jones (100 years young) were honored with cake and ice cream on September 19, which is "National Centenarian Day."

Our "Oktoberfest" will be held on October 17 with a special musical visit by "The Schliep's" who will be playing some wonderful accordion music for all to enjoy. The residents will be busy earlier in the day baking some pretzels for the event. The elders will also be treated to a special lunch of Reuben sandwiches, coleslaw, pickles, and pumpkin pie provided by our outstanding dietary department here at North Shore Health. The residents truly appreciate the delicious food provided by the kitchen crew, not only for these special events but all year long!

There are two outings planned for October. On October 19 the residents will tour the "Plein Air Exhibit" at the Johnson's Heritage Post, and on October 28 a lunch outing to the Senior Center will take place.

The Lioness Club will host their monthly social on Saturday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. We always look forward to the social time and special desserts they provide for this event.

The residents will have a lot of Halloween fun on October 31. Hilja will host a "Halloween Happy Hour" at 2:30 p.m. with spooktacular snacks and drinks. Later that day, the elders will be passing out treats to the little ones. It is always a "treat" for the residents to see all the cute costumes, so remember to stop by the Care Center between 5-65:30 p.m. on Halloween night. The residents wish all our little trick-or-treater's a fun and safe Halloween.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center , visit our website: or contact the Activity Department at 218-387-3518.

Submitted by Belinda Hudler, Activity Department Manager

Friday September 15, 2017 - Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus?

Wednesday August 23, 2017 - Emergency Entrance Relocation

Effective at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the North Shore Health Emergency Entrance will be relocated. Please review the map below or click here for a larger view.

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