News / Events

April is National OT Month!

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a profession that works to empower patients to overcome barriers and adapt to tasks to participate more fully in daily activities.  Our occupational therapist, Amy Rice, OTR/L, CLT offers a wide range of services including the following: Lymphedema Therapy. Amy has completed required training and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT),…


The COOK HOSPITAL is pleased to announce we are NOW OFFERING low-dose lung cancer screening!

Low-dose Lung Cancer Screening


Visitors/Patients of the Cook Hospital and Care Center

Attention Visitors/Patients of the Cook Hospital and Care Center Effective 4/11/22: All Care Center visitors present to the Care Center Entrance where you will self-screen for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19 upon arrival!   Hospital visitors please enter at the Hospital entrance near the ER where you will be screened before entering. Screening will also…


National Blood Donor Month

January is #NationalBloodDonorMonth,a time to celebrate the impact of blood and platelet donors during one of the most difficult times of year to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Schedule an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org or www.mbc.org. #GiveBlood


Public Service Annoucement

This is the message in a new public service announcement (PSA) created by Essentia Health, St. Luke’s and St. Louis County Public Health. The PSA features real doctors, nurses and public health staff who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic, and have been doing their best to care for patients through this latest surge…


Dr. Vidor COVID-19 Vaccine Video

Please take a few minutes and watch Dr. Vidor’s briefing of COVID-19 in the Cook and surrounding area and information on the vaccine. Dr. Vidor COVID-19 Vaccine – YouTube


COVID Booster

At this time, we will only be offering boosters to our employees. We suggest contacting Scenic Rivers Clinic or Bois Forte Clinic to make appointments for boosters.


Community Needs Assessment Survey Raffle Winners

The winning raffle numbers from the Rural Health Center for the Community Survey are – Ticket #770424 Ticket #770211 Ticket #770637 Ticket #770536 Ticket #778090 Ticket #770397 Please contact the hospital receptionist (218-666-5945) at the front desk to claim your $50 gift card to Zup’s.  Please bring your ticket with you when claim your gift…


Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Cook Hospital is pleased to announce that Amy Rice, OTR/L-CLT, has successfully completed a continuing education course and received her certification as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through Klose Training.  Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid that causes inflammation and fibroses tissue of the affected area (Klose Training, 2018). Lymphedema can be categorized…


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…