KIDS’ SKIN HEALTH: Beware the MC Virus

This is the sixth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Molluscum contagiosum, a contagious skin condition, is caused by a virus called molluscum contagiosum that is part of the pox virus family. The virus is contagious through direct contact and is […]

Riverwood breaks ground for Aitkin clinic expansion

Riverwood Healthcare Center is expanding once again. This time, the expansion — at a cost of about $14.9 million — will focus on the clinic campus in Aitkin. Groundbreaking for the project took place July 17 with a program that drew about 100 people. “This is an exciting day for all of us here at […]

Riverwood announces Wilson scholarship recipient

In memory of the late Roger Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin created the Roger D. Wilson Scholarship to help ease the burden of tuition costs for aspiring students or healthcare professionals who are pursuing advanced healthcare training and nursing degrees. Briana Brophy, an Aitkin resident who is completing the registered nursing program at Rasmussen […]

KIDS’ PHYSICAL HEALTH: Help Kids Make Smart Food Choices

This is the fifth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. As a parent, you are in a powerful and unique position to decide how your child eats every day. You also have the power to role model healthy behavior and attitudes […]

See what’s new at Riverwood Healthcare

The summer issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights the latest developments at Riverwood’s hospital and clinics as well as other news on you can use on key patient services. Here’s a quick summary of all the news items with links to more information: Riverwood is one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in […]

Riverwood advances in use of electronic health records

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now certified as a Stage 6 Healthcare facility for use of electronic health records (EHR) by Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. “Riverwood began implementing and using an electronic health record system in 2005 long before it was required by federal regulations,” said Dr. Tim Arnold, Riverwood family physician who […]