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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.

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News

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.

Monday November 12, 2018 - 24 Hour Radiology Service

North Shore Health has radiologists available 24/7 via tele-radiology.  Emergency exams can be read within 30 minutes, all to provide you with quick comprehensive care.  Please call 218-387-3268 for more information.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 - November Care Center News

There will be an abundance of activities for residents at the North Shore Health Care Center during November. The patios are cleaned up, and the colder weather means more time indoors to work on craft projects and baking for our upcoming Resident Council Holiday Sale on December 5.

The residents will mark the Minnesota’s deer hunting opener on November 3 by sharing their favorite hunting stories, and reminiscing about the big one that got away!

On November 12 at 1:15 p.m. the American Legion Post 413 Honor Guard will be here for a Veterans Honor ceremony to recognize our veterans at North Shore Health Care Center. Our veterans include Harold Husby, Charles Norman, Edward Olson, June Palmer, and Rolf Skrien. Many thanks to each of you for the sacrifices you made for all of us.

The monthly birthday party will be held on November 14 at 3 p.m. to honor Skip Rouser, Joyce Hagen, and Mary Liebsch. There will be plenty of cake and ice cream, and Doug Sanders will play our favorite tunes on the piano. Friends and family are welcome to join us for this event.

On November 15, the residents are planning an outing to the Senior Center for lunch and visiting with their friends there. In the afternoon we will have our annual “Turkey Bingo” giving the residents an opportunity to win a turkey to share with their family or friends.

The Lioness will host their monthly social on Saturday November 17 at 3 p.m. We always enjoy the music, visiting, and delicious desserts they provide for the event.

The residents will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day on November 22. We’ll watch the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in the morning, followed by a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. In the afternoon, we will have a fun card game, and there will be plenty of football on TV for those football fans.

Myron Bursheim will be bringing his musical talent to the Care Center most Sunday afternoons in November, and Susan Scherer will be here to play the piano on Wednesday afternoons. Harris Mills will also be here to perform on November 12 at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join us for any of our music events.

During the season of giving thanks, the residents and staff at North Shore Health Care Center want to express their gratitude to the many volunteers who so generously give their valuable time throughout the year. We also want to thank the community churches that provide an ecumenical service for the residents every Sunday, and to Pastor Mark from Bethlehem Lutheran Church for having a Bible Study every Tuesday morning. We are so grateful for all of you!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the November calendar of events, visit our website or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
Gloria Martineau is all smiles as she helps to make some apple crisp for all to enjoy.
 
The rainy days in October didn’t stop the residents from enjoying the fall colors! Pictured here (L-R) are Marcy Podas, Rose Hasegawa, and Honey Rosen creating a fall leaf craft.
 
Vera Schuman (baker extraordinaire) gave a cooking demonstration of her famous “Austrian Apfel Strudel” for Oktoberfest on Oct. 16th. The best part was tasting the delicious treat!
 
The residents enjoyed a delightful afternoon of music on Oct. 22, when the “Flute Reed Ramblers” performed at the Care Center.
 
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Monday November 5, 2018 - Year End is Near

Winter is quickly approaching in Cook County, which also means the end of the year is as well. Don’t forget to have your Lab and X-ray tests done or get your therapy appointments scheduled before the end of the year at North Shore Health. This is especially important for those patients whose
health insurance benefits may change after the end of the year or those traveling south for the winter. Call 387-3040 if you have questions.
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Monday October 29, 2018 - Dr. Rust from St. Luke's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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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Monday October 22, 2018 - Bone Density Scan Service Available

North Shore Health provides dexascans to measure bone density.  This test helps to diagnose osteoporosis.  Call 387-3260 to set up an appointment after getting an order from your physician. 

Monday October 15, 2018 - Ultrasound Services

On Wednesday and Friday mornings Ultrasound is available at North Shore Health. The exams that can be done here are abdomens, cartoids, thyroids, scrotum, pelvic, pregnancies and exams for blood clots. All exams need to be ordered by a physician, but do not need to be ordered locally. To schedule
an exam or if you have any questions call the Radiology department at 218-387-3268.
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