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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


Thursday November 16, 2017 - Employee Milestone Celebration

In recognition of our employees who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (5, 10,15, 20, 25, 35 years) in 2017, North Shore Health held an Open House on Monday, November 13, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This opportunity was taken to thank these employees for the services that they provide to our
patients, residents, clients and communities. Cake, soup and bread sticks were served. Together, these employees celebrating milestone anniversaries have dedicated 205 years of service to North Shore Health!

  2017 Milestone Anniversaries:


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Monday November 13, 2017 - Mobile MRI

North Shore Health has magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A mobile MRI service is available every other Saturday. Please call 218-387-3268 for more information.

Tuesday November 7, 2017 - Radiology

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.

Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Telemedicine Comes to North Shore Health - By WTIP

WTIP's Rhonda Silence met with North Shore Health staff to learn about the new emergency services

North Shore Health has formed a partnership with Avera eCare, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota based emergency services provider. North Shore Health joins 225 other health centers, clinics and long-term care centers in the region who receive virtual access to board-certified emergency physicians and other support staff 24 hours a day.
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Tuesday October 31, 2017 - Abundant Activities at the Care Center

Click here to download November 2017 Activities Calendar.

With the falling temperatures outdoors, the residents at the Care Center are finding
abundant indoor activities to keep them busy. Our annual Resident Council Holiday Sale will be held on December 1, and the craft projects are in full swing. Along with the holiday crafts, there will be plenty of baking in the coming weeks. The residents will be hosting a "Break Time with Boldt" on November 14 as a thank you to the construction crew for their hard work. The elders plan on making their wonderful pumpkin bread in their new kitchen for the event.
Mary and Jim Schliep brought their accordions to the Care Center on October 17 for our Oktoberfest celebration. The residents truly enjoyed listening to some of their favorite polka tunes.

The residents will mark Minnesota's deer hunting opener by sharing their favorite deer hunting stories, reminiscing about the big one that got away, and sharing some favorite venison recipes on November 4.
Bernice LeGarde and Audrey Pollock are pictured here enjoying one last late October afternoon on the patio.

The monthly birthday party will be held on November 8 at 3 p.m. with cake, ice cream, and some great piano music with Doug Sanders. Celebrating birthdays this month are Skip Rouser, Joyce Hagen and Mary Liebsch.

On November 16, 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 real turkey for their family or friends.
On October 27, the residents were treated to some unique ukulele music when the Two Harbors Ukulele Group travelled to the Care Center for a performance.

The Lioness Club will host a social time with their delicious desserts on Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m. and Amy Schmidt will be providing the music for the event.

"Hilja's Happy Hour" will kick off the holiday season on Tuesday, November 21 at 2:30 p.m. There will be festive snacks and drinks, and delightful holiday music.

The residents will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day on November 23. We'll be watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in the morning, followed by a turkey dinner with all the fixings. In the afternoon, we will have a fun Thanksgiving Day game. Of course, there will be plentiful football on TV for those football fans too.

During this 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 share the effort to provide an ecumenical service for the residents every Sunday, and to Pastor Mark from Bethlehem Lutheran Church for providing a Bible Study every Tuesday.

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 - Department Manager - Activities
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Monday October 30, 2017 - End of the Year is Approaching Fast

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. Please call 218-387-3040 if you have any questions.
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Wednesday October 25, 2017 - Ultrasound

On Wednesday and Friday mornings, Ultrasound is available at North Shore Health. The exams that can be done here are abdomens, carotids, 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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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
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