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Riverwood welcomes first 2018 baby

2018.01.22    No Comments

The first baby of the year didn’t wait for her mother to get to the hospital in Aitkin. At 8:29 a.m. on Jan. 19, Kelsey Henson had to do a self-delivery in the car while a friend was driving. Her daughter, Javeah Mae, arrived in a hurry midway between Brainerd and Aitkin near Deerwood. The […]

Help prevent spread of flu illness

2018.01.11    No Comments

In the past few weeks, Riverwood Healthcare Center has seen a surge in patients coming into its clinics, emergency department and hospital for respiratory infections and influenza-like illness. On Jan. 2, Riverwood posted hospital visitor restrictions and encourages local residents to NOT visit hospitalized patients if they have: 1) flu-like symptoms of a fever, cough […]

Riverwood now offers PET-CT scans

2018.01.11    No Comments

Cancer patients, and those with other diseases too, can now benefit from a powerful diagnostic tool now available at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Recently, Riverwood’s radiology department began using Shared Medical Services’ PET-CT scan imaging system. This hybrid technology combines the strengths of two well-established technologies in one imaging session to more accurately diagnose and locate […]

Four Riverwood providers share common roots

2018.01.10    No Comments

What do four Riverwood healthcare providers have in common?  Physician Assistants Emily Hendrickson and Faith Nyberg, Dr. Aaron Jordan and Nurse Practitioner Lisa Thompson all grew up in Cromwell and attended the Cromwell-Wright School. See the Jan. 9 issue of the Voyageur Press of McGregor to learn why each of them returned to northern Minnesota to practice medicine. Aaron, Lisa […]

Riverwood CEO to leave for new position

2018.01.05    No Comments

Chad Cooper, chief executive officer of Riverwood Healthcare Center since 2013, has accepted a new position to lead Central Minnesota Diagnostics, Inc. (CMDI) as its president and CEO, effective April 2, 2018. He will leave Riverwood in early February 2018 with Chief Operating Officer Cindi Baker assuming the role of interim CEO. “During his 4 […]

Riverwood marks capital campaign milestone

2018.01.03    No Comments

Riverwood Healthcare Center is proud to announce that it has reached the $1 million mark for its Growing Together Capital Campaign.   The campaign was launched six months ago to raise funds for the $14.9 million renovation and expansion of Riverwood’s Aitkin clinic campus. The project includes remodeling of space for comprehensive kidney care and […]