Care Center (Nursing Home)

The Cook Hospital has a 28-bed Care Center that is attached to the hospital. The Cook Care Center offers a home like environment with daily activities, an open breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 am, a bird aviary, a courtyard that is in bloom 3 of the 4 seasons, a variety of outdoor space as well as indoor visiting areas, and nursing staff that cares for the residents as if they were their own family members.

The Care Center offers Physical and Occupational Therapy and has a Restorative Nursing program. Our Restorative Nursing staff works with residents daily to maintain and improve quality of life through individualized programs. Programs such as exercises and walking as well as self cares are done throughout the day. Some programs are moved outdoors in warm months as weather permits.

Our Restorative staff works closely with Physical and Occupational Therapy to offer programs to improve and maintain function on every level. The Care Center also offers a variety of activities with outings 2-3 times a month. Our Dietary Department strives to give the residents a variety of foods and choices.


  • providing a safe and home-like living environment;
  • through values of dignity and compassion for our residents;
  • promoting independence;
  • fostering support of families and relationships;
  • nurturing the human spirit;
  • quality care.

You can contact Joe Buria (218-666-6207) for care center information, tours or putting a loved one on our waiting list. If you have any nursing concerns regarding the care center you can contact Joe.

Care Center Project Updates

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Care Center Update – July 17, 2017

Most of the curb and sidewalk on the north side has been completed.  Sidewalk work will continue on the east and south sides.  On the interior finishes continue on walls, floors, ceilings and fixtures.    

Care Center Update – June 19, 2017

The exterior site work is progressing, the sign base and stoops were poured last week. The walk under and drive under canopies structures are complete and ready for roofing and paint. The standing seam roofing on the barrel roofs has started and should be complete sometime this week. The interior finishes are on the move with…

Care Center Update – May 22, 2017

On the interior, the millwork continues.  The radius windows have been installed under the barrel roof and sheetrock is finishing around them.  Ceilings and lift systems continue to be installed along with lighting. On the exterior, the walk under and drive under canopy structure are nearly complete.  Awnings are installed.    

Care Center Update – May 3, 2017

Wall and ceiling finishes continue.  Millwork has arrived and is currently being installed.  The steel was delivered for the walk under canopy and the drive under canopy.  The walk under is currently being erected and drive under will follow.