Riverwood supports healthy eating with produce market, delivery

Enjoy the convenience of just-picked fruits and veggies at a new location in Aitkin. Sprout MN will sell fresh produce at a stall in the support services wing parking lot of Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. The market will be open on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. through the summer, except for the July […]

Outstanding experience prompts patient to transfer care

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Tim McCoy was enjoying a short vacation stay at Big Sandy Lodge with his family in the McGregor area when a life-threatening health emergency arose. About 3:00 a.m. on May 26 he became extremely short of breath and his son called 911. “I had a suffocating feeling and saw my […]

Breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start

Research has shown that exclusive breastfeeding for six months is crucial for the health of mothers and infants. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that all maternities, whether free-standing or in a hospital, become centers of breastfeeding support. In 2012, Riverwood […]

Riverwood reduces avoidable hospital readmissions by 16 percent

Working as part of a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made progress in preventing avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012. The hospital is participating in the RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign working to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, the experience […]

Hospice event to offer something for everyone

Gawker Slowdown to perform during social hour before outdoor barbeque at Ruttger’s Zig’s Pavilion. If you’ve never attended Riverwood’s annual fundraiser event called Holes fore Hospice, this is the year to do it. The event is being held Sun., July 14, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort near Deerwood. Golfers are invited to participate in an 18-hole […]

WANTED: Donated bicycles

Fit City Aitkin is teaming up with Warren Fossum to start a Bike Share Program in and around the City of Aitkin.  The program is asking for any abandoned or unwanted bicycles. All bikes will be fixed up, painted, and placed around town for people to use. Bike sharing allows individuals to check out bicycles […]

New WELLNESS Resources guides now available

Get outside, get active this summer. With long hours of daylight, school vacations and family travel, summer offers rich opportunities for fitness and fun. Think of the warm weather and sunny days as a chance to improve your own and your family’s physical fitness. Riverwood Healthcare has put together a new Community Wellness Resources guide that […]

Join Breast Health Alliance team for Brainerd Lakes race

A woman’s lifetime risk by age 85 of getting breast cancer is one in eight. Lend your support in a global movement to end breast cancer forever. The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is organizing a team for the annual Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® to be held Saturday, June 29, […]

New history display at Aitkin hospital

What was the big newsmaker in Aitkin in 1948? Local community members were getting behind the building of a new community hospital that would grow to become a state-of-the-art, integrated 25-bed hospital and clinic health system today. In late May, Riverwood Healthcare Center put up a new history wall display in the hospital corridor between […]