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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


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.
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Tuesday October 3, 2017 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. North Shore Health is reminding the public that screening digital mammography services can be set up through a self referral. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information or visit ... read more

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
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Monday September 25, 2017 - North Shore Health Emergency Room

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.

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
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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?

Monday September 11, 2017 - North Shore Health Ambulance Services

North Shore Health has ambulance services available 24/7, providing pre-hospital medical services with both basic and advanced life support services. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information.
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