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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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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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Monday October 8, 2018 - 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 387-3040 for more information.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 - Care Center News From October 2018

September was a busy month for the residents at North Shore Health. The residents enjoyed seeing the beautiful fall colors on our outing to Maple Hill, and a lot of time was spent on the patio enjoying those beautiful autumn days. With cooler temperatures, October will find us doing more baking,
especially trying some of those apple recipes. The residents will also be doing some fall crafting, and we will start making items for our annual holiday sale to be held in December. Hopefully, we will see a few more sunny, warm days to spend on the patio too!

On September23 (National Centenarian Day), we honored our two centenarians. Congratulations to Ione Jones and Honey Rosen for reaching this milestone!

The monthly birthday party will be held on October 10 at 3 p.m. October birthdays include Ophelia Bassett on October 11th, along with Rose Hasegawa and Ruth Koscialak who share a birthday on October 22nd. Cake and ice cream will be served, and Doug Sanders will be here to play piano for the event.

We look forward to our Oktoberfest celebration to be held on October 16th. The residents will enjoy a wonderful lunch of sausage and sauerkraut. Vera Schuman will be here in the afternoon to make her delicious “Austrian Apfel Strudel”. The fun will continue with “Oktoberfest Happy Hour” with Hilja at 2:30 p.m.

The residents will be going to the Senior Center on October 18th for a delicious lunch, and to visit with all our friends there.

The Lioness will host a social time on October 20 at 3:00 p.m. It’s a fun afternoon visiting with our Lioness friends, and enjoying the delightful desserts they provide.

Plenty of music is planned for the month of October too. Amy Schmidt will again be joining us on October 15 at 2:30 p.m. “The Flute Reed Ramblers” will bring their delightful folk ballads to the Care Center on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. Myron Bursheim will share his musical talents on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., and Susan Scherer will be here on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Portage Band will be back again this month for a dance on October 27 at 6:30 p.m.

We welcome family and friends to join us for any of our activities or music events.

On October 25th, the residents will be busy filling treat bags for all the little ghosts and goblins who will visit on Halloween. It is always a “treat” for the residents to see the little ones on Halloween, so please stop by the Care Center between 5-6:30 p.m. on Halloween night! The residents wish all the little “trick or treaters” a fun and safe Halloween.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the October calendar of events, visit our website or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
Honey Rosen, one of our centenarians, was all smiles on "National Centenarian Day".
 
Charles Norman seems to have made a new friend when the Apple Valley Zoo Mobile brought several small animals to the Care Center on September 15.
 
Pictured here are Bonnie Johnson, Mary Liebsch, and Skip Rouser enjoying the festivities during the "Apple Fest" Happy Hour on September 18.
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Monday October 1, 2018 - Mammography Services Available at NSH

North Shore Health has a digital mammography machine. For those of you that have had to travel for the digital mammography can have it done locally. Referral not needed by a physician. For more information please call 218-387-3268.

Monday September 24, 2018 - Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Service Available

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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