Welcome to Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center.
The spirit of giving is always in season at the North Shore Health Care Center. We want to thank our many volunteers who so generously share their time and talents with us throughout the year. The residents also count their blessings for family, friends, staff, and community members who are so committed to the elders who live here. A "Special Thanks" goes out to the American Legion Honor Guard members who came into the Care Center on Veteran's Day to honor our veterans.
As the holiday season begins, the giving continues with donations for the Resident Council Holiday Sale and for Secret Santa gifts. The elders look forward to visitors of all ages during December. Many music events are planned during the holidays as well. Amy Schmidt will share her musical talent with us on December 13, and Laura Laky will host a music recital with her students on December 23. Carolers and other musicians will be visiting throughout the holidays, and the Care Center will ring with festive music. The residents thank all of you for bringing such joy to our home! Additional live music in December will feature Myron Bursheim on Sundays, Al Fuller on Mondays, and Susan Scherer on Wednesdays.
With the resignation of Howard Abrhamson, Board Member representing District 3, Cook County Hospital District is seeking an interested individual to complete the unexpired District 3 Board term through December 31, 2018. Interested individuals should contact Kay Olson, Board Chair at 388-0184 or Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator at 387-3260.
I would like for us all to take a moment to stop, reflect and be grateful for all of our co-workers who serve and assit in caring for our patients, residents, clients and community members. As we enter into the season of Thanksgiving, we at North Shore Health are thankful for all of our employees and would especially like to recognize those employees who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 years) in 2016. Together, these eighteen employees have dedicated 320 years to all who need our care and service!!
Please join me in recognizing and thanking those who achieved milestone anniversaries this year:
|35||~||Annette Sylvester||~||January 26, 1981|
|35||~||Tracy Scully||~||February 24, 1981|
|35||~||Rory Smith||~||May 11, 1981|
|30||~||Wendy Ford||~||January 14, 1986|
|30||~||Renae Smith||~||March 5, 1986|
|30||~||Chris Silence||~||July 16, 1986|
|20||~||Audrey Fenstad||~||October 24, 1996|
|20||~||Robert McGregor||~||November 11, 1986|
|15||~||Renee Benson||~||May 24, 2001|
|15||~||Kary Graham||~||July 5, 2001|
|15||~||Maria Sheehan||~||December 5, 2001|
|10||~||Kay Borud||~||February 6, 2006|
|5||~||Sheila Costello||~||March 14, 2011|
|5||~||Kay Groth||~||March 19, 2011|
|5||~||Steve Duclos||~||April 16, 2011|
|5||~||Amy James||~||April 26, 2011|
|5||~||Gideon Silence||~||August 1, 2011|
|5||~||Kristi Humphrey-Smith||~||October 17, 2011|
This has also been a year of construction and surveys and we would like to THANK everyone for your hard work and patience!! To all the employees celebrating milestone anniversaries and to all our employees, thank you for your commitment to the care you provide to those we serve!
-Submitted by Kimber Wraalstad, Hospital Administrator
Thursday, October 27, 2016, North Shore Health employees were invited to participate in "Wear Pink Day" to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Presence in the Community Committee offered raffle tickets and pink smoothies. The North Shore Health Presence in the Community Committe would like to thank everyone that participated in the "Wear Pink Day" and congratulate Chris Silence, winner of the Wear Pink Raffle. She won a basket of pink prizes donated and handmade for the event.
Together we raised awareness and showed support for survivors, family members, and friends affected by breast cancer. Our facility also raised $220.00 for the North Shore Health Care Foundation's Cancer Travel Fund through employee donations, smoothie sales, and raffle tickets.