Riverwood’s Mission

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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About our Facility

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As the original hospital facility’s services expanded and the building became outdated, the Riverwood Governing Board of Directors approved a plan to build at a new site on the northeast edge of town.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.

Healthy Living Newsletters»

  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

The summer issue of our Healthy Living newsletter features a cover story on Riverwood’s national recognition as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital–the only one of 78 CAH’s in Minnesota to make this list! Thanks to all the local healthcare professionals on our staff who deliver high quality healthcare and support great patient experiences every […]

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The Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO) continues to add to its staff, including a nurse practitioner and a nurse coordinator at Riverwood Healthcare Center, as the need for orthopaedic care continues to grow rapidly in north central Minnesota. Josh Jacobson, Nurse Practitioner specializing in orthopaedics, joined Riverwood’s medical staff earlier this year and sees patients […]

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Did you know that family history, sedentary lifestyle or questionable meal planning can all put you at risk for diabetes? If your healthcare provider has expressed concern about weight gain or an increase in your blood glucose (sugar) level, that’s another sign that you may be heading toward a diabetes diagnosis. The good news is […]

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