Riverwood welcomes new family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Jordan, M.D., a family physician who will begin seeing patients the first week in December. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jordan to our medical staff,” Dr. Mark Heggem, chief medical officer at Riverwood. “With clinical experience at the Moose Lake health system and growing up just […]

Thanksgiving meals donation to local food shelf

An enthusiastic crew of Riverwood Healthcare Center food service workers, led by a committee of Carmen Johnson, Nicole Eklund and Tara Dandrea, found a way to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for those in need. They solicited donations of cash and food from  Riverwood’s staff to put together 24 bags with a turkey and all the […]

Recognizing 763 years of staff service!

On Nov. 14, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 48 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2013 at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective years of service totals 763! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions the respective employees have made to Riverwood […]

Riverwood earns high marks on patient satisfaction

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that the organization is being recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, reflecting a top 25% performance in this category among all 4,400 acute care hospitals in the country. Using the iVantage Hospital Strength Index™, Riverwood has been selected as a top performing rural hospital for the third year […]

Announcing…Zilverberg scholarship winner

Thomas Zasmeta, nursing assistant at Riverwood Healthcare Center, is this year’s recipient of Riverwood Foundation’s Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship. He has received an award of $1,000 to support his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in nursing at St. John’s University in St. Cloud. “This scholarship means so much to me because it brings me […]

Diabetes is a family affair

If you don’t live with diabetes yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does. Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. “ If you are living with diabetes or have a loved one with the disease, family support is very important when it comes […]

MNsure assistance in Aitkin

If you don’t have health insurance, MNsure is a new way to find, compare and buy health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.  All plans offered through MNsure must cover the care you need, including doctor visits, hospital stays, emergency services, preventive care, prescriptions, and more. The MNsure information is all available […]

Riverwood Auxiliary introduces new fundraiser

The Riverwood Healthcare Community Auxiliary is partnering with Schwan’s for a new fundraising campaign that will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, 2013. During this period, the Auxiliary will receive 20 percent of all sales made with the designated fundraising codes of 7126 and 3543. Community members can buy Schwan’s products to support the […]