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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



Monday January 20, 2020 - North Shore Health Home Care

North Shore Health Home Care is a Medicare certified intermittent Home Care Agency offering Skilled Nursing, Home Health Aide, Occupational and Physical Therapy services in the home. We bill Medicare, Medical Assistance, VA, Private Insurance, and accept Private Pay on our Sliding Fee Scale.

Please call Traci at 387-3279 for more information

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Monday January 13, 2020 - Occupational Therapy at North Shore Health

Occupational Therapy (OT) is available at North Shore Health.  OT is skilled in helping individuals learn or relearn the day to day activities they need to achieve maximum independence in the areas of self care, work and leisure.  For more information call


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Monday January 6, 2020 - Ambulance Services Available 24/7

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.

Monday December 30, 2019 - January Activities at North Shore Health

The Christmas season was full of joy, music, and memorable moments for the residents of North Shore Health. There was plenty of their favorite holiday foods and treats, gift giving, and time with family and friends. The residents want to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, the Cook County
Girl Scouts, North Shore Health employees, and all the other community members who helped make this a very happy and joyous holiday season.
We have a lot of fun indoor activities planned for those cold and snowy days of January. There will be baking activities, crafting fun, movies, and lots of game fun. We are anxious to try out some of those new games that Santa brought us for Christmas!
The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday January 8 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Jean Roberts and Irene Peterson. There will be cake and ice cream for everyone, and Doug Sanders will be her to play our favorite piano tunes.

The Grand Marais W.I.S.E. group will host a social on January 18th starting at 3:00 p.m. at North Shore Living.

Portage Band will be back on January 25 at 6:30 p.m. to treat us to an evening of country music. Other music this month features Myron Bursheim on Sunday afternoons, Susan Scherer on Wednesday afternoons, and a sing-a-long with Pastor Daren Blanck on Monday January 20th at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend any of our music events.

January 19-25 is National Activity Professionals week-a time to recognize how meaningful activities enrich the quality of life at any age. It is also a time to acknowledge the valuable role the Activity Department staff, and the many volunteers who make our programs happen all year long. We could not do it without you!

A “Winter Warmth” block party will be held on Tuesday January 28 at 2:00 p.m. for residents and their families. Hot cocoa and treats will be served to beat off those winter blues!

An outing to The Hub is planned for January 30 for lunch, and visiting with all our friends there.

The residents and staff of North Shore Health wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Living contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.

The Girl Scouts of Cook County recently visited North Shore Health bringing poinsetta plants for every resident, and singing Christmas carols. Their visit and generosity was enjoyed by all!
Carol Seglum recently spent a delightful afternoon with the residents demonstrating the art of wreath making. She is pictured here with one of her creations.
Pictured here is Delores Saethre with some of the beautiful items she made for the Resident Council Holiday Sale
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Monday December 30, 2019 - 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 23, 2019 - Need Assistance with your Health Care Directive

Health Care Directives, sometimes called advanced directives, are legal documents that describe you healthcare wishes should you become unable to communicate you 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 16, 2019 - 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 9, 2019 - Short Term Rehabilitation

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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Monday December 2, 2019 - CT Scan services available

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.  


Friday November 29, 2019 - Holiday Activities at North Shore Health

The spirit of giving is always in season at North Shore Health thanks to the numerous volunteers who have shared their talent and time with us. The residents count their blessings for family, friends, employees, the community churches, and community members who also give so much.

also sincerely thank the American Legion Honor Guard who came to North Shore Living on Veteran’s Day to honor our Veterans.

December will be a busy month with a lot of fun activities. The residents are putting the final touches on their crafts for the annual Resident Council Sale to be held on December 13 at North Shore Living. There will also be a “LuLaRoe” clothing sale on December 10th. This sale gives residents and staff an opportunity to purchase some new holiday clothes or to purchase gifts for family and friends.

The holidays always brings an abundance of musical joy to our home. There will be church, school, and community carolers throughout the month, along with holiday sing-a-longs. Roxann Berglund and Briand Morrison will bring their delightful music to the Care Center on December 17 at 2:00 p.m. Myron Bursheim will play for us on December 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 2:30 p.m. Susan Scherer will play piano on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.

The monthly birthday party will be celebrated on December 11 to honor Ruby Anderson, Erland Shold, and Gloria Martineau. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. along with piano music by Doug Sanders. Family and friends are most welcome to join us.

The residents will be able to enjoy one of their favorite Scandinavian treats on December 16 when Hilja Iverson will be here demonstrating her skill at making lefse.

There’s nothing like the aroma of cookies baking in the oven, and we will be making some of our favorites to enjoy and share with family and friends over the holidays.

A couple of outings are planned for the residents, thanks to the Arrowhead Transit drivers who keep us on the go every season of the year! Several residents will attend the Community Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on December 9th. We will also be going to The Hub for lunch on December 19th.

The annual Christmas Eve party will be held on December 24th at 1:30 p.m. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some of his elves will be stopping in with gifts for all. There will be plenty of Christmas cookies for all to enjoy too. Families are encouraged to join us for this fun afternoon.

A dinner theatre will be held on New Year’s Eve featuring the classic film, Holiday Inn. This has become a favorite event with our residents to welcome in the New Year.

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

The Two Harbors Ukulele Group, also known as T.H.U.G.S., recently visited North Shore Living to the delight of our residents. Their unique blend of ukulele music and songs brought smiles to everyone’s faces.  

Intergenerational activites are always a favorite with the residents. Pictured here is Harold Husby working with a young visitor on a fall craft project.


The American Legion Post 413 Honor Guard visited North Shore Health on Veteran’s Day to honor our resident Veterans. Pictured from L-R are Robert Haring, Buren Dale Hooper, Harold Husby, and Robert Sherman. Not pictured are William Lyght and Edward Olson. 

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