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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


Monday March 19, 2018 - Rory Smith is Retiring

Join us at 2:00 p.m., March 22, to say thank you and best wishes to our long time Maintenance Supervisor, Rory Smith. Click Here for more details.

Monday March 19, 2018 - Ultrasound At North Shore Health

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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Sunday March 11, 2018 - 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 5, 2018 - CALL FOR ARTISTS

North Shore Health is seeking submissions from Artists celebrating and reflecting one or more aspects of the cultural, historical, geographical or community attributes of Cook County.Two (2) Artists will be selected to install works of art in designated public locations within North Shore Health
beginning May 10, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Click Here for more information.
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Friday March 2, 2018 - March Happenings at North Shore Health Care Center

As we spring forward, the month of March brings the fun of St. Patrick’s Day, and the season of Easter. St. Patty’s Day festivities will include some crafting fun, “Pot of Gold” Bingo, Hilja’s Irish Happy Hour, and a special Irish lunch of corned beef and cabbage on
St. Patrick’s Day. The Grand Marais Lioness Club will also be here on St. Patrick’s Day to host their monthly social with special desserts and music at 3 p.m.

The residents will be busy again this year filling Easter eggs for the annual community Easter Egg Hunt to be held on March 31st. This is a community service project that the elders participate in every year. It is always fun to see how many eggs we can get filled for the little ones, and to know they are helping to make this a joyous day for the children of the community!

After the eggs are filled, the elders will have some fun too! On March 27 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a “felted egg craft project” with Kay Rosenthal. We look forward to a fun afternoon of creating some unique Easter eggs, and visiting with Kay.

Everyone remembers how fun it was to color eggs for Easter as a youngster! The residents will get a chance to express their creativity and reminisce when we color eggs on March 30th.

The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday March 14th at 3:00 p.m. to honor Harriet Walsh and Lorraine Wipson. Cake and ice cream will be served along with piano classics by Doug Sanders.

An outing to the Senior Center for lunch is planned for March 22nd. It is always fun to visit with our friends there, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

There will be plenty of music this month too. Myron Bursheim brings his folk songs to the Care Center on Sunday afternoons, Susan Scherer with piano music on Wednesday afternoons, Harris Mills will be joining us on March 5th and 26th, and Pastor Darin Blanck and friends will host a sing-a-long on March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

We welcome the Portage Band on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of country music. Family and friends are most welcome at any of our music events.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the March calendar of events, visit our Care Center webpage or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
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Friday March 2, 2018 - February Fun in the Care Center

As we say Goodbye to February and Hello to March, here is a look back on a couple events our Care Center residents enjoyed!

The residents
always enjoy Friday afternoons when they gather to listen to Tina Krauz (one of our dedicated volunteers) read the local paper, discuss the news, and sing some songs. There’s always coffee and treats too!

The monthly Birthday party-which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day was made extra special when Mary Sanders accompanied her husband, Doug, on piano with a love song “sing-a-long”.
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Thursday March 1, 2018 - New Entrance Coming March 12

Monday February 26, 2018 - North Shore Health Care Center

The North Shore Health Care Center provides local long term and rehabilitative care.  This includes 24 hour skilled nursing care, physical therapy and occupational therapy services.  Please call 218-387-3264 for more information.

Monday January 29, 2018 - Beating Cabin Fever at the Care Center

The residents at North Shore Health Care Center know how to beat “cabin fever” with a full calendar of activities scheduled for February. This month has plenty to celebrate from the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and President’s Day.

Winter is always a good time to bring out the craft projects, and we plan to do a lot of that this month. Our “Babes N’ Bonnets” group will meet on Saturday February 3 at 2:00 p.m. This group is working 1:1 with volunteers from the community to create baby hats to be given to local babies at a later date. We will also be doing some fun Valentine crafts for Valentine’s Day, and maybe some flower crafts to brighten our spirits.

We have a lot of games scheduled in February too! The residents love to participate in a board or card game on a cold winter afternoon. On February 8 at 2:30, we will be having a group of children joining us for “Valentine Bingo”. It’s always a joy to have the little ones join in the fun.

The festivities will continue on February 13 when we celebrate the beginning of Mardi Gras with “Happy Hour with Hilja”.

The monthly birthday party will be held on Wednesday February 14th – Valentine’s Day, at 3:00 p.m. This month we will honor Bonnie Johnson and Rolf Skrien. There will be cake and ice cream, along with Doug Sanders playing our favorite love songs on the piano. Friends and relatives are always welcome to join us for the party.

We’re hoping for nice weather on February 15 when we will go on an outing to the Senior Center for lunch, and visiting with our friends there.

The residents are looking forward to the Lioness Social to be held on Saturday February 17 at 3:00 p.m. Along with the wonderful desserts and music they bring, it is always a pleasure to visit with the ladies too.

There is nothing like music to help us get through the winter months, and we have a full venue during the month of February. Myron Bursheim plays most Sunday afternoons, and Susan Scherer is here on Wednesdays. This month Marco Good will be joining us on February 11 at 2:30 p.m., Pastor Daren Blanck on February 12 at 2:00 p.m., Portage Band on February 24 at 6:30 p.m., and Amy Schmidt and Friends on February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are always welcome to join us at any of these music events.


The residents were delighted to have Portage Band back after the holidays. Pictured is Skip Rouser and Ken Netland on the dance floor. Also pictured is Myron Bursheim helping the residents beat the winter blues with his musical talent most Sunday afternoons.
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Tuesday January 2, 2018 - Ambulance Services

North Shore Health has ambulance services available 24/7, providing pre-hospital medical services with both basic and advanced life support services. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information.
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Thursday March 22, 2018 9:30am - Board Meeting

Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.

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