Welcome to Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center.
Recuperating from a hospital stay due to illness? Need restorative treatments following a surgery? Allow the Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center to assist you in meeting your goal, a safe return home through a short-term rehab stay right here in your own community. Daily physical and occupational therapy is offered in a skilled nursing setting to meet your needs as you recover. Social Services is also available to assist with planning for your discharge and coordination of community resources. For more information contact Hilja at 387-3261.
Apply for both state and federal telephone discounts on one application:
LIFELINE: A federal program that provides a discount on your monthly bill or 250 free minutes on a participating pre-paid cellular phone.
TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PLAN (TAP): A state program that provides a discount on your monthly landline telephone bill.
To qualify for discounts, telephone service must be in your name AND you must participate in one or more qualifying assistance programs OR have income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
1. Qualifying assistance programs include: Medicaid/Medical Assistance, SSI, Energy Assistance, MFIP, Food Support and many others
2. Qualifying income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines: family of 2 = $21,236; family of 4 = $32,198
For an application or more information:
Summer is going by quickly for residents at the North Shore Care Center. It has been filled with a lot of fun times outdoors for daily activities, picnics, and outings in the community.
We lucked out with good weather for all of our outings so far - and look forward to more of the same in September. There will be a fishing trip to Caribou Lake, a shopping trip downtown, lunch at the Senior Center, and a leaf tour up to Maple Hill.
September is back to school month, the autumnal equinox, National Apple Month, Honey Month, and Harvest Month. The first day of fall officially arrives on September 23rd, which means the start of fall craft projects and baking season.
The monthly birthday party will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 10th to honor Bernice LeGarde, Sweeney Croft, and Deb Berry. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. with piano classics by Doug Sanders.
The Grand Marais Lioness Club will once again be hosting their monthly socials on the third Saturday of the month beginning September 20th. There will be special desserts for everyone at 3 p.m., along with favorite piano tunes by Irene Thompson.
Additional live music in September will feature Myron Bursheim, Al Fuller, Kate Kelnberger, and Susan Scherer. The Flute Reed Ramblers family group will be in on Tuesday, September 23rd to play folk music at 3 p.m. As usual, the classic country band Portage will perform for a dance the last Saturday of the month on September 27th at 6:30 p.m. Families, friends, and community members are welcome to attend our music events.
The residents and staff wish to thank the many wonderful volunteers who helped make many of our summer activities possible. You are the best!
For more information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities at the North Shore Care Center, please contact the Activity Department at 218.387.3518.
-Submitted by Kay Rosenthal - Activities Department Manager
Cook County North Shore Hospital is now listed on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare webpage. This webpage reports various process of care measures including heart attack or chest pain process of care measures, pneumonia process of care measures, and heart failure process of care measures. In addition, mortality rates and hospital readmission rates are also included on the webpage. Often the number of cases are too small to reliably tell how well the hospital is performing. The Hospital continues to focus on processes to achieve compliance with the process of care measures.