Nurse practitioner joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Karen Bartron-Sundeen, family nurse practitioner, has joined its medical staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Karen to our medical staff,” says Dr. Mark Heggem, Chief Medical Officer at Riverwood. “She brings a wealth of health care experience, including 30 years in the nursing profession working in intensive […]

Riverwood earns Governor’s Safety Award

Riverwood Healthcare Center will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Riverwood is one of 309 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like Riverwood know that safety isn’t automatic,” said […]

Riverwood moves to advanced electronic medical record system

Riverwood Healthcare Center is moving to a more advanced, integrated electronic medical record system called Excellian on April 1, 2016. Excellian, an Epic software product, is part of the most widely used electronic medical record system in the United States. With a patient’s consent, this software gives access to a single medical record among all […]

Wellness: Take the diabetes risk test

      It only takes a minute to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day today. We encourage you to take the quick online type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. You’ll be asked to answer simple questions about your weight, age, family history, […]

Aitkin hospital introduces bedside rounding

Hospital bedside rounding has come to Aitkin. Every hospital patient at Riverwood Healthcare Center is cared for by a team of professionals led by a physician. Other team members include registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, rehab specialists for physical, occupational or speech therapies, dietitians, financial counselors, social worker and family members. Each day, this team […]

Learn about reflux and heartburn reflief

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn program on Tues., March 29, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in McGregor. Hear from Dr. Paul Severson, reflux specialist and medical director […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Thurs., March 17, 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. […]