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Choose from a wide range of items, including plush toys, greeting cards, candy, and more. We’re in the main lobby at St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. All gift shop proceeds go to the St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary, which supports patient programs and services.
Gift Shop Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Sip on a coffee, cappuccino, tea, or pop. Or, grab some popcorn, local baked goods, or sandwiches. Our Koffee Knook is on the main floor of St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. All Koffee Knook proceeds go to the St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary, which supports patient programs and services.
Koffee Knook Hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
Enjoy a meal or snack without leaving campus. Choose from a hot entree, soup, sandwiches, homemade desserts, fresh salad bar, and snacks.
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 1 pm
Monday – Friday: 2 – 6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
(Note: For Grab-and-Go, we accept credit cards, employee swipes, and exact cash only.)
Looking for a place to enjoy your food? On nice summer days, take a seat at one of our three outdoor terraces.
Visit our chapel on the main floor of the hospital near the lobby. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia Health.
Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.
Volunteers help make St. Mary's Hospital–Superior a caring and compassionate place of healing. We have a wide range of volunteer areas for both youth and adults. Whether you wish to interact with patients and visitors or work behind the scenes, we can help you find something that fits your interests.
Explore hospital volunteer opportunities, such as:
- Patient escort
- Information desk receptionist
- Koffee Knook
- Gift shop
- Special projects and mailings
- Pharmacy volunteers (college students only)
- And more (Just inquire!)
Benefits of Volunteering
Besides the great feeling you’ll get by helping others, you’ll also enjoy:
- Free parking
- Free flu shot
- Meal for every three hours of service
- One-day Essentia Health fitness pass for every 25 hours of service
- Special recognition events
- References for education programs
- Orientation, training, and workshops
- Networking opportunities
Become a Volunteer
You don’t need experience to volunteer. You just need to be willing to share your time and talents. Join our team of volunteers at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-786-4420. When you’re ready, fill out an online application below.
Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior Auxiliary
The St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary is one of the fundraising arms of the hospital. Besides running the gift shop and Koffee Knook, the auxiliary holds a wide range of fundraisers. These include a book and popcorn sale, spring salad bar luncheon, and fashion show.
All proceeds help patients, families, visitors, and staff at St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. They also help create scholarships for area college students pursuing careers in health care.
Meet the leaders of the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.
- Terry Jacobson, Administrator
- Kim Pearson, Nursing Director
- Scott Nigon, Finance Senior Manager
- Jan Baldwin, MD
- Sister Therese Carson, OSB
- Jeff Corey
- Howard Klatzky
- Joseph Leoni
- Joseph Mihalek
- Daniel Nikcevich, MD, PhD
- Sister Beverly Raway, OSB
- Thomas Renier
- Alan Rock
- Sister Mary Josephine Torborg, OSB
- Laura Trombino, MD
- Renee Wachter, PhD
- Chuck Walt
St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior wouldn’t be here without help from civic-minded donors. Private donations helped fund our initial construction and continue to help support our hospital today.
1963 | Superior Memorial Hospital opens.
1995 | Superior Memorial affiliates with St. Mary's Medical Center and is renamed St. Mary's Hospital of Superior.
1997 | St. Mary's Medical Center and its affiliates, including St. Mary's Hospital of Superior, merge into the Duluth Clinic to form St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System.
2001 | A $13.2-million building expansion creates a shared campus for St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior and Duluth Clinic-Superior.
2003 | St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior is named a Critical Access Hospital. With 25 beds, the hospital can care for those who are acutely ill and provide skilled nursing care in transitional care beds designed for those who are too sick to go home, but not sick enough to remain hospitalized.
2004 | Essentia Health is formed as the parent corporation of the SMDC and Benedictine health systems.
2008 | Through a St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior Foundation fundraising program, general rehabilitation facilities are redesigned, improvements are made to cardiac rehabilitation facilities, and the chapel is expanded and relocated to the front lobby.
2010 | Essentia fully integrates its health systems to create efficiencies and reduce health care costs. St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior becomes Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.