Riverwood announces two new managers

Riverwood Healthcare Center is proud to introduce two experienced managers—Cynthia Bennett as clinical manager and Shawn McCusker as pharmacy manager As clinical manager, Cynthia Bennett oversees Riverwood outpatient services and the Specialty and Aitkin clinics. She focuses on clinical operations and helps facilitate changes required by the Affordable Care Act. Previously, Bennett worked as the […]

A gift of caring for cancer patients

The Rebekah Lodge of Aitkin (auxiliary of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows) donated seven lap quilts to Riverwood Healthcare for use by cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Elaine Wischmann, Rebekah member, explained the goal of this statewide service project is “to let local cancer patients know our community cares for them.” Each quilt is stitched […]

Garrison Commercial Club donates to support clinic

The Garrison Commercial Club donated $3,800 to purchase several medical equipment items for the Riverwood Garrison Clinic, including a fetal doppler, an electric medical cast cutter, an audiometer and parallel bars for rehabilitation. Pictured accepting this donation, from left, is Riverwood Foundation Director Jodie Johnson  with Garrison Commercial Club officers  Myron Stevens, Kelly Lingwall, Polly […]

Riverwood welcomes new clinic administrator

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Jon Rauen as clinic administrator, who started in this new position in mid-February. In this capacity Rauen will oversee and provide strategic and operational leadership to Riverwood’s clinics in Aitkin, McGregor and Garrison, which are home to 18 primary care providers and 13 campus-based surgeons and specialists. Previously, Rauen served as the […]

Wellness: PREVENT Colon Cancer

On average, your risk of getting colon cancer is 1 in 20, varying a bit according to individual risk factors. The good news is that colon cancer is highly preventable when you adopt healthy lifestyle habits. EAT HEALTHY: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will lower your overall risk for cancer. To prevent […]

Riverwood to host 66th Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Thurs., March 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Butler Building in Aitkin. Riverwood will present an overview of the finances for the organization and its operations along with highlights for the Foundation, Auxiliary, medical staff and quality management. An election […]