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As the original hospital facility’s services expanded and the building became outdated, the Riverwood Governing Board of Directors approved a plan to build at a new site on the northeast edge of town.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

02/22/17

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its Annual Meeting on Tues., March 14, at 6:00 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. […]


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02/10/17

The Cook family of Aitkin recently made a $1,400 donation to the Oncology department at Riverwood Healthcare Center. This donation, made in memory of Richard Cook Sr., who passed away in December 2016, will be used to purchase gas cards for cancer patients who need to travel a long distance from home for their care. […]


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For any new mother interested in learning more on how to care for herself and her baby, there’s a helpful educational series coming up in Aitkin. Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with Aitkin Community Education to host a 6-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Six 1-hour classes will be held at Riverwood in Aitkin […]


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