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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 September 19, 2017 - North Shore Health Enhances Local Emergency Services

North Shore Health is proud to announce the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

North Shore Health provides emergency services to many patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes and ears can be beneficial in critical cases. The new eEmergency service will provide that extra support to North Shore Health's clinicians when needed.

At the push of a button, local physicians and emergency room staff have immediate, virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine.

 eEmergency supports patient care in several ways:
  • Access to board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day
  • Connects rural communities to highly trained specialists
  • Activation of emergency transport teams as early as possible
  • Additional support during multiple emergencies
  • Fewer transfers so patients can stay close to home
  • Collaborative approach allows local caregivers to focus exclusively on patient care

"eEmergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community," said Administrator Kimber Wraalstad. "It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in Duluth or beyond, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients here whenever possible."

Avera eCARE offers one of the largest telehealth networks in the United States, supporting more than 225 health centers, clinics, long-term care centers and correctional facilities within an eight-state region.

Please go to or call (218)387-3040 to learn more about health care services at North Shore Health in Grand Marais, Minnesota. To learn more about Avera eCARE, go to

Monday September 18, 2017 - Cardiac Rehab

Referrals are accepted for Cardiac Rehab at North Shore Health. Cardiac Rehab is staffed by a Registered Nurse. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 8 a.m. - Noon, or by appointment. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information.

Monday September 18, 2017 - WTIP Interview: North Shore Health Utilizing Avera Telehealth Network

Click to listen to North Shore Health Utilizing Avera Telehealth Network.

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

Wednesday August 30, 2017 - Fall Festivities at the Care Center

Click here to download the September 2017 Activities Calendar 
A group of elders travelled to the Fisherman's Picnic Parade on August 6 to enjoy the sunshine, visiting with friends, and of course - a great parade!

Summer is going by quickly for residents at the North Shore Health Care Center. We have been taking every opportunity for fun outdoor activities on our new patio, and outings in the community. It was a beautiful day on August 6 when several of the elders went to watch the Fisherman's Picnic Parade. On August 21, a large group gathered on the patio to view the eclipse. Although there were a lot of clouds, the residents were able to catch occasional glimpses of the event. The afternoon got even better when Ken Netland showed up with smoked fish and crackers for everyone's enjoyment. Thanks Ken, it was a real treat! We're hoping for even more sunshine and fun in September!
Several residents gathered on the patio on August 21, hoping to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. Pictured here is Marcy Podas taking a look.

The residents are able to enjoy a bit of sunshine indoors on those rainy days, thanks to Bill Simonowicz who donated some beautiful sunflowers from his fields. We want to thank Diane Nowers (our flower lady) for picking and arranging them, and also for providing us with flowers from her garden all summer long!
Mary Liebsch was the winner of the Biggest Fish Contest during our "Gone Fishin" Week!

Our first outing of the month will be to Sawtooth Ridges for a picnic lunch, and to visit with our friends there. Sharon Bloomquist will provide the hotdogs, and Gary Houglum will be the grill master. The residents will be busy making pasta salad on September 13 for the event. Another outing is being planned for September 28 for a leaf tour on Maple Hill. Hopefully, the leaves will be at their majestic best.

The monthly birthday party will be held on September 13 at 3:00 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served, along with piano music by Doug Sanders. Thanks to Doug for the wonderful music every month, and Eleanor Waha for the delicious cake! This month we will honor Bernice LeGarde, Helene Smith, Audrey Pollock, and Marcy Podas. All are welcome to join us for the party.

The Grand Marais Lioness Club will once again be hosting their monthly socials on the third Saturday of the month beginning September 16 at 3:00 p.m.

The residents want to thank our Incredible Exchange student, Grace Nonnemacher, who helped with Activities on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the summer. She was a  great help to the Activity Department and we'll miss her. We also wish to thank the many wonderful volunteers who helped out over the busy summer months. You are the best!

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 - Activities Director

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.

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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