Community Access to Compassionate CareWe 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.
Welcome to North Shore Health
Welcome to North Shore Health. As we celebrate 50 years of service to Cook County, we're proud of our past and we look forward to being the health care provider you look to in the future.
Service Excellence We value and serve each individual with compassion and understanding, and work collaboratively to meet the needs of our community.
Communication We clearly communicate in an open, timely, and positive manner.
Quality We provide a high standard of care through continuous improvement in our skills, process efficiencies, and use of resources.
Integrity We are respectful, honest, trustworthy, and professional in our words and actions.
Monday June 14, 2021 - Pfizer Vaccine Event on June 17
We're hosting a vaccination event at North Shore Health on June 17 from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 12 and older.
The event wioll use the Pfizer vaccine (two-shot vaccine spaced 21 days apart) and is open to community members ages 12 and older. Please note that those ages 12-17 will need a parent or guardian present at the point of vaccination.
For details and to register, go to http://cookcountycovid19.org/.
Monday May 17, 2021 - North Shore Health, Grand Portage Health Service and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Continue Safety Protocols per CDC Guidelines
North Shore Health, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Grand Portage Health Service recently announced that their facilities will continue mask requirements and entrance point screening. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised the interim public health recommendations to state that fully vaccinated individuals can forego masks and social distancing in many settings. However, healthcare facilities are an exception.
“We understand that the CDC updated its guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in many settings and that Governor Walz followed suit with updates to the Minnesota mask mandate," said Kimber Wraalstad, CEO/Administrator of North Shore Health. "However, as a health care organization, and to meet our regulatory requirements, North Shore Health continues to require masks to be worn in our building.”
Community members should also expect to be screened for symptoms and exposure at facility entrances, regardless of vaccination status.
"Healthcare facilities serve the most vulnerable members of our communities, including those not eligible for vaccination," said Kate Surbaugh, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO. “Continuing these required precautions protects us all. Anyone who doesn’t have a mask will be offered one at the door and our friendly staff make screening a breeze.”
Similar protocols remain in place in Grand Portage.
“Although masking is no longer required in the enterprise and program buildings the mandate will remain in place at the Grand Portage Health and Human Services facilities,” said Grand Portage Health Director Jennifer Sorenson.
Wraalstad added, “We all thank our community for their help in protecting our patients, residents, staff, and visitors and we appreciate their continued partnership and patience.”
Local healthcare facilities will continue to monitor CDC guidelines, local positivity rates, vaccination rates, state and federal guidelines in order to maintain safe facilities. The CDC update can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/.../fully-vaccinated-guidance.html