Our Culture

As a member of the North Shore Healthcare family, our center’s dedicated healthcare professionals strive to deliver quality care to those who have chosen us. Whitewater Health Services’ goal is to create an environment that affords our residents the opportunity to be a partner in the care they receive, to develop trusting relationships with our caregivers, and to reach their highest level of independence. We are passionate about making our center The Right Choice for you or your loved one.

We are proud to be the only skilled nursing facility in St. Charles, MN which allows us the ability to keep our residents in their community. Additionally, we are the only Veteran Affairs contracted facility in Winona County. We have a close partnership with Olmsted providers and our medical director is an Olmsted physician. We are proud to be active in the community and a member of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.

In a recent customer satisfaction survey, we are proud to report that 100% of our residents indicated that their overall stay was good or excellent and they would choose Whitewater Health Services again if the need arose.

Leadership Team

Social Work-Jennifer Ellefson

“I enjoy providing supportive and meaningful care to the geriatric population and their families.”

Executive Director – Mac Harnisch

“Working with seniors in the long-term care field is my passion. My goal as an Executive Director is to provide care that exceeds our residents’ and family members needs. Being able to provide a comfortable and safe environment for our residents’ will make them and their families feel welcomed.”

Director of Social Services–Linda Landry

“I enjoy working with the elderly population because I enjoy reminiscing with them about their lives. I find their stories and histories to be fascinating.”

Director of Rehabilitation–Shannon Amundson

“My passion for geriatric care lies in providing for those who have done so much to shape our world. Farmers and veterans who have given their lives to ensure we have food and freedom. It is truly rewarding to be able to give back and see them succeed and live their best life.”

Business Office Manager–Stacy Johnson

"I enjoy working with the Residents and their Families to help them understand the finance side of the Skilled Nursing Industry because it's constantly changing. I also enjoy being a resource they can trust and come to with questions."


Thank you so much for your work on helping me get back on the mat after my leg injury. I was able to accomplish my goal of winning a State Title this year and I couldn’t have done it without your help! I hope Scott isn’t giving you guys too hard of a time. Thanks for all you do!
– Mark, rehab graduate