Community Needs Assessment

Health Care is a Local Affair

Cook Hospital is making health care a local affair by participating in the Community Health Needs Assessment process. This process includes various community engagement activities which includes Focus Groups and Key Stakeholder Interviews as well as a mailed survey sent to a random sample of homes in the hospital’s service area to identify local health care needs and establish health care priorities. The purpose of the survey is to obtain information from a wide range of participants to assist in planning programs, services and identifying community health and wellness needs.

Impact of Cook Hospital & Care Center in St. Louis County: 

  • There are approximately 125 actual jobs at Cook Hospital & Care Center in St. Louis County.
  • The total income impact of Cook Hospital in St. Louis County is $9.3 million.
  • Cook Hospital provides approximately $6.6 million in income annually in St. Louis County.
  • Approximately $2.7 million in additional income is supported by the multiplier effect.
  • The overall impact due to Cook Hospital & Care Center is $5 million.

Cook Hospital & Care Center is stroke and trauma certified. Some of the services provided include Emergency Room, Inpatient, Swing Beds, Outpatient (colonoscopy & EGD procedures), Laboratory, Imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, Bone Density, EKG), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Adult Day Services and Long Term Care (care center/nursing home).  Cook Hospital partners with a variety of other health care facilities.  A few of those partnerships include, Community Memorial Hospital to offer a range of orthopedic services and diabetes education, Twin Ports Dermatology to offer dermatology services and Fairview to offer cardiac and pulmonary rehab services.

We are pleased to be able to bring some of the best community health resources to the Cook Hospital & Care Center.  The goal of this survey is to assist the Cook-Orr Healthcare District Board to address their present and future needs in the best way possible.

If you have received this survey in your mailbox, your responses will represent others in the community, so it is very important that you complete and return the survey by August 9, 2021.

For more information contact:

Teresa Debevec, CEO

Cook Hospital & Care Center

10 Fifth Street SE

Cook, MN 55723

(218) 666-5945