Hospital swirls
North Shore Health
Photo by Stephan Hoglund

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


Monday January 29, 2018 - Beating Cabin Fever at the Care Center

The residents at North Shore Health Care Center know how to beat “cabin fever” with a full calendar of activities scheduled for February. This month has plenty to celebrate from the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and President’s Day.

Winter is always a good time to bring out the craft projects, and we plan to do a lot of that this month. Our “Babes N’ Bonnets” group will meet on Saturday February 3 at 2:00 p.m. This group is working 1:1 with volunteers from the community to create baby hats to be given to local babies at a later date. We will also be doing some fun Valentine crafts for Valentine’s Day, and maybe some flower crafts to brighten our spirits.

We have a lot of games scheduled in February too! The residents love to participate in a board or card game on a cold winter afternoon. On February 8 at 2:30, we will be having a group of children joining us for “Valentine Bingo”. It’s always a joy to have the little ones join in the fun.

The festivities will continue on February 13 when we celebrate the beginning of Mardi Gras with “Happy Hour with Hilja”.

The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday February 14th – Valentine’s Day, at 3:00 p.m. This month we will honor Bonnie Johnson and Rolf Skrien. There will be cake and ice cream, along with Doug Sanders playing our favorite love songs on the piano. Friends and relatives are always welcome to join us for the party.

We’re hoping for nice weather on February 15 when we will go on an outing to the Senior Center for lunch, and visiting with our friends there.

The residents are looking forward to the Lioness Social to be held on Saturday February 17 at 3:00 p.m. Along with the wonderful desserts and music they bring, it is always a pleasure to visit with the ladies too.

There is nothing like music to help us get through the winter months, and we have a full venue during the month of February. Myron Bursheim plays most Sunday afternoons, and Susan Scherer is here on Wednesdays. This month Marco Good will be joining us on February 11 at 2:30 p.m., Pastor Daren Blanck on February 12 at 2:00 p.m., Portage Band on February 24 at 6:30 p.m., and Amy Schmidt and Friends on February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are always welcome to join us at any of these music events.


The residents were delighted to have Portage Band back after the holidays. Pictured is Skip Rouser and Ken Netland on the dance floor. Also pictured is Myron Bursheim helping the residents beat the winter blues with his musical talent most Sunday afternoons.
... read more

Tuesday January 2, 2018 - 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.

Wednesday December 27, 2017 - 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 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon. Bring your physician-signed lab referral to the Hospital reception desk. Call the lab at 218-387-3267 for more information or questions.
... read more

Wednesday December 20, 2017 - Health Care Directive

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. For more information, call Hilja at 218-387-3261.
... read more

Tuesday December 12, 2017 - Emergency Room Services

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 4, 2017 - Short Term 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 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 218-387-3261.
... read more

Wednesday November 29, 2017 - Spirit of Giving at North Shore Health Care Center

Click here to download the December 2017 Activities Calendar.

The spirit of giving is always in season at the North Shore Health Care Center,
thanks to the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that regularly come to visit us. The residents count their blessings for family, staff, and community members who gave so much this past year. We especially want to thank the American Legion Honor Guard members who came into the Care Center on Veteran's Day to honor our resident veterans.
The American Legion Post 413 Honor Guard visited the Care Center on November 11 to honor our Veteran residents. Pictured from L-R (front): Robert Heideman, Rolf Skrien, Lu Pettijohn and Charles Norman.

The residents are excited to have their new kitchen to do some holiday baking, and have those wonderful baking aromas drifting throughout their home. They will also be busy decorating, and putting up their tree on December 2. Of course, we will be watching all of our favorite Christmas movies throughout the month as well. Our new fireplaces should arrive just in time for Santa to come down the chimney too!
The residents hosted a "Break Time with Boldt" on November 14 to thank the construction workers for their hard work. A large crew showed up to enjoy some great treats made by the residents in their new kitchen.

Many music events are planned during the holidays at the Care Center. Amy Schmidt and friends will share their musical talents with the residents on December 14, Laura Laky and her music students will host a music recital on December 22. Carolers from Zoar Lutheran Church will be here on December 17, along with other carolers throughout the month. Other live music this month will feature Myron Bursheim on Sunday's and Susan Scherer on Wednesday's. The residents thank all of you for bringing such joy to our home!
Several residents participated in "Tea Time with Pastor Dale & Friends" on November 15. A cup of tea, fresh scones, visiting and laughter were enjoyed by all.

The colder temperatures won't keep the residents from venturing out to enjoy community festivities. On December 11 we will be attending the Community Christmas Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and on December 28 we will travel to the Senior Center for lunch and social time with our friends there.
Bernice LeGarde was the proud winner of a turkey at "Turkey Bingo" held on November 16. Bernice donated her turkey to the "Monday Free Meal" at the Congregational Church.

The monthly birthday party will be held on December 13 at 3:00 p.m. This month we will honor Dorothy Whipkey, Erland Shold, Clarice Krotz and Gloria Martineau. Cake and ice cream will be served, along with piano music by Doug Sanders.
There will be a new community enrichment group starting on December 16 called "Babes N Bonnets". Volunteers will get together with a resident on a 1:1 basis to complete a baby hat made from materials of their choice. After several hats are complete, babes and moms from the community will be invited to the Care Center for a tea and social to meet the residents and choose a hat for their little one.

On December 21, Hilja Iverson will demonstrate her skills at making lefse. The residents will get to enjoy one of their favorite Norwegian treats along with Hilja's Happy Hour.
Santa and Mrs. Claus (along with one of their hard working elves) will visit the Care Center on Christmas Eve at 2:00 p.m. with gifts and holiday treats for everyone.
The residents and staff at North Shore Health Care Center want to wish everyone a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

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

Submitted by Belinda Hudler, Activities Director
... read more

Monday November 27, 2017 - EKG Services

North Shore Health has the capability of sending EKG's to specialists via the internet. All EKG's are read by a cardiologist, with patients 18 and under 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. Please call 218-387-3268 for more information or to schedule your routine test with a physicians order. 
... read more

Friday November 24, 2017 - Board Members Participate in the "Shot and a Beer Campaign"

Jennifer Dowden, RN, Infection Control Coordinator, launched the "Shot and a Beer Campaign" October 1, 2017. The Campaign encourages all staff to receive their flu shot, then receive a can of root beer. At the October 19, 2017 Board Meeting, all Board Members present received their
"Shot and a Beer".
Sharon Bloomquist, Steve Nielsen, Kay Olson and Justin Mueller participating in the "Shot and a Beer Campaign"
... read more

Friday November 24, 2017 - "Infection Prevention and You" News Bulletin

Please click on the link below to learn flu prevention, symptoms and additional resources.

Infection Prevention and You
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Construction Blog

North Shore Health
515 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Directions & Parking
Call us at 218-387-3040218 387 3040
Send Feedback
Visitor Hours
7 am to 7 pm
Care Center
6 am to 9:30 pm
After Hours Access & Entrances
North Shore Health Logo background