WELLNESS: Express Your Gratitude

March 30 is Doctor’s Day. It’s a time when Riverwood formally thanks all its healthcare providers serving patients at our hospital in Aitkin and our clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. See our ad with a list of all Riverwood’s healthcare providers. There is new research that demonstrates how being grateful can improve a person’s […]

Riverwood welcomes cardiac specialist

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that James Furda, MD, a board-certified internist specializing in heart-related concerns with the Minneapolis Heart Institute, will begin seeing patients at its specialty clinic in Aitkin the first week in April. Practicing with the Minneapolis Heart Institute since 2007, Dr. Furda specializes in cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography, women’s heart […]

Mindful Eating Lunch & Learn – McGregor

Riverwood Healthcare will host a program called “Mindful Eating” on Wed., April 8, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in McGregor. Join Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, to experience mindful eating and explore our complex relationship with food. Using all of the senses – taste, touch, smell, hearing, body and mind – participants […]

Riverwood promotes Patient Safety

This year, Riverwood Healthcare Center invited its staff to participate in a poster contest to promote Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety, led by the National Patient Safety Foundation and supported by The Joint Commission and the Minnesota Hospital Association Alliance for Patient Safety. From […]

Wellness: You CAN 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 […]

Mindfulness training in Garrison, McGregor

This spring Riverwood Healthcare will offer a 4-week mindfulness training class called “Stabilizing the Mind” in both Garrison and McGregor. Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, will introduce participants to simple ways to integrate mindfulness practices into daily life, including yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. “Mindfulness training teaches simple, accessible breathing, meditation and yoga practices to […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Thurs., March 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the 40 Club Convention Center 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. […]