Riverwood serves farm fresh meal

Smells of roasting turkey tempted the taste buds of many employees at Riverwood Healthcare Center on Oct. 27. The second in a series of monthly meals in the Farm2Riverwood program for patients, and employees and visitors who dine in the hospital cafeteria, featured a menu of locally grown and produced fresh food. Turkeys came from […]

Riverwood welcomes new RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Danielle Francen, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Melissa Herbranson, family physician, to its medical staff, which now totals11 physicians, six nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary care in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. She will practice primarily in Aitkin. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Herbranson with her passion for delivering rural […]

WELLNESS: Early detection is the best protection

Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for breast cancer screenings have changed per these guidelines: Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women age 55 and older should switch […]

Riverwood flu clinics open

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about 2 weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Riverwood releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment report

Riverwood Healthcare Center has compiled a new community health needs assessment report on the health of Aitkin County, gathering community input from local health and wellness organizations. The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment report, available for viewing and downloading at http://riverwoodhealthcare.org/about-us/, outlines community health needs for Aitkin County based on primary and secondary data sources. […]