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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.

News & Events

News

Monday January 14, 2019 - North Shore Health Chemotherapy Services

North Shore Health is pleased to be to offering a local option for chemotherapy services, which will be coordinated in partnership with a patient’s own oncologist. ***For more information, please call North Shore Health at 218-387-3040 and ask to speak with the Hospital Director of Nursing.

Wednesday January 2, 2019 - New Year Activities at the Care Center

It’s been a memorable and joyful holiday season for the residents at North Shore Health. There was music and caroling, plenty of holiday treats, gift giving, and most importantly-good times with family and friends. The residents want to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, the Grand Portage
Auxiliary, Care Center employees, and many generous community members for their donations and gifts. We are blessed to live in such a caring community.

We have a lot of indoor fun planned for those cold days of January! We will be doing more winter crafting, lots of games, and more cooking activities to keep us cozy and warm.

There will be plenty of music too. The Middle School Choir will be at the Care Center to perform at 11:00 a.m. on January 8. Myron Bursheim will be here on Sunday afternoons, and Susan Scherer will play piano for us on Wednesday afternoons. Kate Kelnberger will also be here on January 15 at 3:00 p.m., and Amy Schmidt on January 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The first dance of 2019 welcomes Portage Band-the classic country band that performs at the Care Center the last Saturday of the month throughout the year. The event will be held on Saturday January 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. As always, friends and family are invited to join us for any of our music events.

The January birthday party will be held on January 9 at 3:00 p.m. Doug Sanders will be here to play our favorite piano tunes, and there will be plenty of cake and ice cream to enjoy. Our two residents celebrating birthdays in January include Jean Roberts and Mary Anderson. Family and friends are invited to join us for the party.

The Grand Marais Lioness will host their social, with delicious dessert and music on Saturday January 19 at 3:00 p.m.

An outing to the Senior Center is planned for January 24 for lunch, and visiting with all our friends there.

January 20-26 is National Activity Professionals Week-a time to recognize how meaningful activities and leisure time enrich the quality of life at any age. The Activity Department staff would like to acknowledge the many dedicated volunteers who enhance our activity programming all year long. We couldn’t do it without you!

Happy New Year to all from the residents and staff at North Shore Health Care Center!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the January calendar of events, visit our website calendar or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
The residents enjoyed a fun afternoon watching Carol Seglum create a beautiful holiday wreath.
 
Santa Claus had plenty of help from Mrs. Claus and two cute elves on Christmas Eve when he delivered gifts to all the residents!
 
Harold Husby and Hilja Iverson are pictured here making some lefse for all to enjoy on December 18.
 
Kindergarteners and first graders from Great Expectations delighted us with some joyous holiday music on December 17th.
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Tuesday January 1, 2019 - New Price Transparency Regulation

Effective 1/1/2019 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all Hospitals to post their entire Charge Description Master (CDM) to their website.  Reviewing the CDM can be confusing as many services provided by hospitals have several individual charges; a visit to an
emergency room may consist of charges associated with the level of nursing services (facility level charge), physician services (professional level charge), pharmacy charges, supply charges, along with any specific procedures that were performed. You may also receive charges from outside medical facilities in addition to those from North Shore Health such as services provided by your Sawtooth Mountain Clinic physician during an inpatient stay or from a radiologist for reading and interpreting your CT exam.
 
Our healthcare system is complex. The staff at North Shore Health is here to help you understand the charges for the services you receive. For more information call 218- 387-3040.

Visit our services page for full list of charges.
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Monday December 24, 2018 - Laboratory Services

North Shore Health Laboratory routinely performs Outpatient lab testing from both local physicians and out-of-town physicians.  To have your testing performed at your local hospital Laboratory, just request a copy of your Outpatient lab services order from your physician.  It is up to the
patient to choose where their lab testing is performed.  Outpatient hours are M-F 8-5pm and Saturday 8-Noon.  Bring your physician-signed lab referral to the Hospital reception desk.  Call the lab at 218-387-3267 for more information or questions.
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Monday December 17, 2018 - Health Care Directive Assistance

Health Care Directives, sometimes called advanced directives, are legal documents that describe your healthcare 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.  Contact Hilja at 387-3261.
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Monday December 10, 2018 - 24 Hours a Day, We Are Here for You

North Shore Health provides emergency care 24/7 with access to CT scans lab services, x-rays, EKG and heart monitoring capabilities. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information.

Monday December 3, 2018 - Short-term Rehab at NSH

Recuperating from a hospital stay due to illness?  Need restorative treatments following a surgery?  Allow North Shore Health to assist you in meeting your goal, a safe return home through a short-term rehab stay right here in your own community.  Physical and occupational therapy is
offered in a skilled nursing setting to meet your needs as you recover.  Social Services are also available to assist with planning for your discharge and coordination of community resources.  For more information contact Hilja at 387-3261.
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Saturday December 1, 2018 - Holiday Happenings at North Shore Health Care Center

As we enter into this season of giving, the residents want to thank our many volunteers who so generously share their time and talents throughout the year. The companionship and joy that you bring into our home is greatly appreciated, and you all are truly a gift to us. We count our blessings for
family, friends, North Shore Health staff, and community members who are so committed to the elders who live here. We also want to thank the American Legion Honor Guard who came to the Care Center on November 12th to honor our Veterans.

We have a lot of fun activities planned for December, starting with the Resident Council Holiday Sale scheduled for December 5 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The residents have been busy making crafts, and baking goodies for the event. All proceeds go to the Resident Council to purchase items that they may desire for their home.

A couple of outings are planned this month thanks to Arrowhead Transit and the great drivers who make it possible every season of the year. Several residents will be attending the Community Christmas Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on December 10, and a holiday luncheon at the Senior Center on December 20.

The monthly birthday party will be held on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate those having birthdays in December. These residents include Erland Shold, Clarice Krotz, Robert Sherer, and Gloria Marineau. There will be plenty of cake and ice cream, and Doug Sanders will provide the music. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun.

Hilja Iverson will demonstrate the fine art of making lefse on December 18. The residents will get to enjoy one of their favorite Scandinavian treats along with Hilja’s Happy Hour at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a lot of holiday music and caroling in December. A sing-a-long with Great Expectations students is planned for December 17 at 1:30 p.m., and the St. John’s Choir will be performing on December 22 at 2:00 p.m. along with Myron Bursheim on Sundays, Susan Scherer on Wednesdays, Tina Krauz on Fridays, and Harris Mills. Family and friends are welcome at any of our music events.

The annual Christmas Eve party with families and friends will be December 24 at 2:00 p.m. to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus with gifts and goodies for all!
On New Year’s Eve, we will host a dinner theatre for the residents. The in-house dinner theatre will feature the classic movie “Holiday Inn”. A special meal and bubbly will be served.

The residents and staff of North Shore Health Care Center want to wish everyone a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the December calendar of events, visit our website or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
The American Legion Post 413 Honor Guard visited the Care Center on November 12th to honor our veteran residents. Pictured from L-R: Charles Norman, Rolf Skrien, Harold Husby, and June Palmer. Not pictured - Edward Olson
 
Donna Anderson is pictured here enjoying sometime with little hazel Eich during our "Babes N' Bonnets" gathering held on Nov. 10th.
 
Iris Shepard was the lucky winner of a turkey during our "Turkey Bingo" held on November 15th.
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Monday November 26, 2018 - EKG Service at NSH

North Shore Health has the capability of sending EKG's to specialists via the internet.  All EKG's are read by a cardiologist, patients 18 and under are read by a pediatric cardiologist.  This can be of help to the physician covering the Emergency Department because they have the
ability to call the cardiologist on call if there are any questions as to what is seen on the EKG, possibly speeding up the care of a patient with an abnormal EKG.  Call 387-3268 for more information or to schedule your routine test with a physicians order
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Monday November 19, 2018 - CT Scan in Grand Marais

North Shore Health has CT scan services available 24/7, using a digital machine to provide your diagnostic care.  Available by referral from your local or out of town physicians as well as through the local ER.  Please call 387-3268 for more information.
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