Welcome Foundation Director Katie Nelson

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Katie Nelson is the new director of Riverwood Foundation, effective Dec. 18. In this position, she is responsible for the strategic direction and fund development through special projects, annual campaigns and planned giving. She also oversees the hospital’s auxiliary volunteers and their fundraising activities. “We are very […]

Wellness: What to Do for Colds & Flu

With increasing incidence of colds and flu, it’s good to know what resources are available to keep you and your family well—and to prevent the spread of flu illness. Even though we’re in the midst of the flu season, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. To schedule a nurse appointment to get a flu […]

Help prevent spread of flu illness

In the past week, Riverwood Healthcare Center has seen a surge in patients coming into its clinics, emergency department and hospital for respiratory infections and influenza-like illness. Influenza and norovirus transmission is expected to increase as people gather to celebrate the holiday season. On Dec. 16, Riverwood posted hospital visitor restrictions and encourages local residents […]

Grief group to meet in McGregor

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? You can find information and help at a grief support group being held in McGregor this winter. The 4-week grief group series will be held on Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the McGregor Library. Group facilitator Mary Ann Kult […]

Aitkin man gets kidney dialysis at home

Living in a rural area like Aitkin County, those who need to go on kidney dialysis face a significant challenge. The nearest medical center that offers dialysis treatments is located in Brainerd, which could mean a 60-mile or more round-trip drive three days a week. This is a huge obstacle for those of limited financial […]

WELLNESS: Giving to help others

During this holiday season of giving, our thoughts often turn to how we can help others. Questions on charitable giving to consider before this year draws to a close may include: When should you give? What should you give? How much should you give? Charitable donations are an excellent way to reduce your tax burden […]