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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


 

News

Thursday March 19, 2020 - What is COVID-19 video

Please watch this video created by the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to learn more about COVID-19.

Wednesday March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Resources

RESOURCES FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911

 

If you have non-emergent symptoms, call before entering building

 

Medical – Currently having symptoms

M-F 8am-5pm & Sat 8am-Noon: SMC 218-387-2330 ask for Nurse

Any other time:  NSH 218-387-3040 ask for Nurse

 

Medical - General Guidance

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

 

Travel Questions

Cook County Public Health & Human Services 218-387-3620

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/travel.html

 

General Information on Coronavirus/COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

 

In Use: 3/15/20

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Monday March 16, 2020 - NEW ENTRANCE AND SCREENING PROCEDURES FOR COOK COUNTY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Patients in Cook County will be screened at selected entrance points to
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Health

 
While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cook County, Minnesota, local Health Care officials have
announced new entrance and patient screening procedures as a precautionary measure.

Effective immediately, patients will be directed to only enter the health care facilities through the main entrances of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Health and the Emergency Room. Upon arrival, patients will be greeted by staff members who will ask questions about recent health history and any symptoms of respiratory illness, recent travel activity and will be taking patient temperatures before entry is granted to the facility.

“These are common sense steps to be sure that we are aware of the status of all patients and visitors who enter our facilities,” said Kate Surbaugh, CEO of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, “These new procedures will help us ensure the health of all who need our services during this national emergency.”

North Shore Health announced Saturday that effective immediately, North Shore Health will restrict visitors to North Shore Living (Care Center) and Inpatient Hospital area, with the exception of compassionate care circumstances. This action was taken based upon revised recommendations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and to combat the spread of the disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents, patients and staff.

“The health and wellness of our residents, patients and the care-giving teams who support them is our number one priority,” said Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator of North Shore Health, “To help save lives and reduce severe illnesses, we will be implementing these restrictions and new screening procedures effective immediately.”

Both Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and North Shore Health are partnering closely with Cook County Public Health and Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay abreast of on-going developments and to strengthen preparations for any additional spread of Coronavirus in Minnesota.

“We encourage people to take the COVID-19 virus seriously and take personal steps to avoid the spread of any virus. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, cover you cough and stay home if you are sick,” said Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Medical Director Dr. Paul Terrill.

Terrill continued, “As the environment for COVID-19 is changing rapidly, we also encourage people to stay aware of the latest developments, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MN Department of Health (MDH) websites regularly, and prepare their families for potential disruptions in daily life.”

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, individual community members need to take actions too. By taking these actions, community members can help reduce the chances of getting sick and reduce demands on the health care sector so the most seriously ill people get the supportive care they need.

Some other considerations include thinking about backup plans for child care when schools are temporarily closed or when parents, children, or a child care provider is sick. Think about necessary items to have at home, including prescription medicines (check your refill dates), and non-prescription medications, such as fever-reducing medications.

According to the Centers of Disease Control, if you recently returned from a country with a COVID-19 outbreak and are feeling sick, call your health care provider and tell them where you traveled and what symptoms you are experiencing.

“North Shore Health, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Public Health and Human Services are working closely and are committed to providing quality health care to all of our communities. In this current state of flux regarding COVDID-19, we pledge to communicate frequently about what we know and what steps we are taking to address the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” said Surbaugh.

“As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our patients and residents,” Wraalstad added.

Community members are encouraged to stay abreast of developments on the COVID-19 virus with regular visits to the CDC and MDH websites.

For the CDC, follow this link. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For the MN Department of Health, follow this link. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/prevention.html#mn

Contact:
Erin Watson
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
218-387-2330

Kimber Wraalstad
North Shore Health
218-387-3260
Grace Grinager, Public Health Coordinator,
Cook County Health and Human Services 218-387-3620
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Monday March 16, 2020 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colonoscopy services offered locally at North Shore Health.  Recommended for people age 50 and older for cancer screening.  Call Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 218-387-2330.

Saturday March 14, 2020 - NORTH SHORE HEALTH LIMITS VISITATION TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

North Shore Health is actively taking precautionary steps to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) in its setting. While much about the virus is still unknown, older persons with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with

this new disease.

Effective immediately, North Shore Health will restrict visitors to North Shore Living (Care Center) and Inpatient Hospital area, with the exception of compassionate care circumstances. This action is being taken based upon revised recommendations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and to combat the spread of the disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents, patients and staff.

“The health and wellness of our residents, patients and the caregiving teams who support them is our number one priority,” said Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator. “To help save lives and reduce severe illnesses, we will be implementing these restrictions effective immediately.”

“We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents and patients in other ways and our Activities Department is committed to helping with video chats or telephone calls,” said Wraalstad. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of this virus. We also are committed to staying in contact with family members to update them on any news, emerging issues, or changes in our regular operations.”

North Shore Health is staying abreast of the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak of Coronavirus.
Detailed and specific plans are already in place for a wide range of emergencies and are being updated and evaluated as new information becomes available, and we are working closely with other health care providers in our community to help ensure the health and safety of all.

“As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our patients and residents,” Wraalstad added.

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Thursday March 12, 2020 - North Shore Health Takes Steps to Prevent Cases of SARS COVID-19 by Screening Visitors to North Shore Living and the Hospital

North Shore Health is actively taking precautionary steps to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) in its setting. While much about the virus is still unknown, older persons with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with this new disease


Effective immediately, North Shore Health will restrict visitors to North Shore Living (Care Center) and Inpatient Hospital area, with the exception of compassionate care circumstances. This action is being taken based upon revised recommendations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and to combat the spread of the disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents, patients and staff.
“The health and wellness of our residents, patients and the caregiving teams who support them is our number one priority,” said Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator. “To help save lives and reduce severe illnesses, we will be implementing these restrictions effective immediately.”

“We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents and patients in other ways and our Activities Department is committed to helping with video chats or telephone calls,” said Wraalstad. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of this virus. We also are committed to staying in contact with family members to update them on any news, emerging issues, or changes in our regular operations.”

North Shore Health is staying abreast of the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak of Coronavirus.

Detailed and specific plans are already in place for a wide range of emergencies and are being updated and evaluated as new information becomes available, and we are working closely with other health care providers in our community to help ensure the health and safety of all.

“As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our patients and residents,” Wraalstad added.
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Monday March 9, 2020 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is colon cancer awareness month. Colonoscopy services offered locally at North Shore Health.  Recommended for people age 50 and older for cancer screening.  Call Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 218-387-2330

 

Monday March 2, 2020 - March Happenings at North Shore Living


February seems to have flown by for the residents at North Shore Health. There were a lot of indoor activities to keep us busy, and fun events for both Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras. As the days get longer, the residents are looking forward to Spring!
The March calendar at
North Shore Living is filled with a variety of activities, as we patiently wait for warmer weather. The residents have been working on hand-made greeting cards that they plan to sell. The money raised will be used to purchase some metal art work for the patio. We also will be making some St. Patty’s Day crafts. Everyone looks forward to the annual “Pot of Gold” Bingo on March 12th, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour on February 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Our monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday March 11 at 3 p.m. This month we will honor Bob Sherman, and friends and family are welcome to join us in the celebration. There will be music by Doug Sanders, and lots of cake and ice cream too.
We’re hoping for spring-like weather on March 19th (the 1st day of Spring) when several residents will go on an outing to The Hub for lunch, and social time with our friends there.
The W.I.S.E. group will host a social on March 21 at 3:00 p.m. with some delicious desserts and music.
There will be a variety of music events in March. The Middle and High School choir will perform on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. It’s always a delight to have such talented students perform for us. Myron Bursheim will play folk music for us on March 15, 22, and 29 at 2:30 p.m. Susan Scherer will play piano for us on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. There will be a sing-a-long with Pastor Daren on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Amy Schmidt and friends will perform for the residents on March 23 at 2:00 p.m. We are so grateful for our musically talented volunteers who bring the joy of music to our home.
We welcome the Portage Band on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of country music. Family and friends are invited to join us in the fun!
Towards the end of the month, the residents will begin a community service filling Easter eggs with treats for the Community Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 11th. The residents have participated in this project in the past, and are looking forward to doing it again. It brings joy to their hearts, knowing they are doing something that will be enjoyed so much by the youngsters of their community.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Living or to check out the March calendar of events, visit our website: www.northshorehealthgm.org or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
Delores Saethre and Irene Peterson are pictured enjoying some social time and a good cup of tea during one of our “Tea Socials” held recently.
 
The residents enjoyed an afternoon of violin music on February 4th, thanks to the talented Ariana.
 
When it’s cold outside, it’s time to bring the fun indoors! One game that always brings out the laughter is “balloon volleyball”.
 
Ray and Eleanor Sjoberg celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, March 25th along with our “Fat Tuesday” festivities.
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Monday March 2, 2020 - North Shore Health Chemotherapy Services

North Shore Health Chemotherapy Services-North Shore Health is pleased to be to offering a local option for chemotherapy services, which will be coordinated in partnership with a patient’s own oncologist.  ***For more information, please call North Shore Health at 218-387-3040 and ask

to speak with the Hospital Director of Nursing.

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Monday February 24, 2020 - Dr. Rust-St. Luke’s Orthopedics

Dr. David A Rust, MD is now seeing patients once a month in the Outpatient Services area at North Shore Health 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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