Zilverberg Fund supports health care education

In 2017, Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation distributed grants totaling $9,500 from the Michael Zilverberg Heath Education Endowment Fund. Scholarships for $2,500 each were awarded to three Riverwood employees, including Angie Phillips, registered nurse; Kelsie Engholm, licensed practical nurse; and Tia Ronnenberg, surgical technologist. Another award of $2,000 was given to Riverwood’s hospital nursing services for […]

Gala offers fine dining, entertainment for health care cause

During the fall harvest season, what could be better than a delicious, locally grown meal served up in an attractive venue. Riverwood Healthcare is offering just that at its annual Gala on Sat., Sept. 30, at the 40 Club Banquet Center in Aitkin. SEE INVITATION This festive event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature […]

Construction to begin for Aitkin clinic expansion

Beginning the week of July 17-21, construction work will begin on a major expansion and renovation of Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinic facilities in Aitkin. Riverwood will host a groundbreaking program on Mon., July 17, at 3 p.m. This event will be held on the northeast side of the parking lot near the Healing Garden. The […]

Golf for a cause, support hospice care

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Riverwood Foundation are hosting Holes fore Hospice, a charity event golf tournament and lunch, on Fri., July 14, at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course in Deerwood. Holes fore Hospice is an annual fundraising event that supports hospice care and palliative programming for patients and families who are facing terminal illness. Providing […]

Healing Garden to close for construction

As Riverwood Healthcare Center prepares for its new clinic expansion construction project in Aitkin, the Healing Garden adjacent to the hospital will close temporarily. There is a need to construct a retaining wall along the garden to allow for clinic expansion and parking spaces on the north side of the hospital. Given that heavy machinery […]

Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship open for applications

The family of Roger Wilson of Aitkin established the Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship in Roger’s memory to help individuals better themselves.  See application, which is due Fri., June 9, to the Riverwood Foundation. Call the Foundation staff at 218-927-8286 for information as needed. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so […]

Local residents support cancer patients

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. […]

Bring gift of music to Riverwood

Giving the gift of music during the holiday season brings joy to so many.Riverwood Healthcare Center is recruiting volunteers to play holiday piano music, or other instruments, in its hospital and clinic lobby in Aitkin weekdays, Dec. 1 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two-hour shifts are preferred but shorter ones will be […]

Donors lend support to kids with cancer fund

Giving back to help others is what makes a community a great place to live and work. Recently, Jodie and Scott Johnson, owners of The Office Shop in Aitkin and Brainerd, encountered several individuals who impressed them with their generous donations to the Zachary Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund. At the Aug. 20 “Make It […]

Gala offers ‘back to the 50s’ night out

Enjoy an evening of fine dining with a “Back to the 50s” theme and live band, all to support health and healing in Aitkin and surrounding communities. Join Riverwood Healthcare for its annual Riverwood Gala on Saturday, September 17, at the 40 Club Convention Center in Aitkin. This event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will […]