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Our Mission at Riverwood is to improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care. Riverwood hospital serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota, with full service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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YOU ARE Riverwood video

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, was incorporated in 1948 and opened its doors in 1955. The hospital evolved to become an integrated clinic and hospital health system with the purchase of the Ripple River Medical Center family practice and clinic building in the late 1990s. To reflect its new identity, the organization changed its name to Riverwood Healthcare Center. Full-service, primary care clinics were added in McGregor (in 1977) and in Garrison (in 2007).

As the original hospital facility’s services expanded and the building became outdated, the Riverwood Governing Board of Directors approved a plan to build at a new site on the northeast edge of town. In 2003, Riverwood opened a new, modern 24-bed hospital and clinic facility.
Riverwood has continued to update and expand its facilities to meet the healthcare needs of a growing aging population in Aitkin County and surrounding communities. With a focus on the future, the organization began a $21 million expansion and renovation project in 2011 to enhance the quality of healthcare for years to come.

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  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
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  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
 
 

The Latest News

04/26/17

In April, the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) of Riverwood Healthcare Center celebrated its one-year anniversary. Made up of 10 members of the Aitkin County area community and two staff members, Social Worker Val Thompson and Quality Director Jayne Anderson, the group has met monthly over the past year to review specific procedures and communications […]


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03/29/17

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 20 and 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference […]


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03/28/17

Surgeon Paul Severson, M.D., of Deerwood, on March 22 received the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Award for Excellence in Humanistic Clinical Care at the group’s annual awards luncheon in Houston, Texas, that honors distinguished leaders in minimally invasive surgery. SAGES has more than 6,000 surgeon members representing countries from all over the […]


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