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 […]

Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship recipients

Lisa Anderson and Adam Burke, nursing assistants at Riverwood Healthcare Center, are this year’s recipients of the Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship, administered through Riverwood Foundation. Each has received an award of $2,500 to support their pursuit of advanced nursing education. Anderson and Burke were selected by Riverwood Foundation’s Finance and Granting Committee based on […]

Foundation announces Wilson scholarship recipient

Lisa Anderson, who works as a nursing assistant at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was selected as the 2016 recipient of a $2,000 scholarship established in memory of the late Roger D. Wilson. She is pursuing a registered nursing program at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. The Roger D. Wilson Scholarship Fund, set up at […]

Riverwood welcomes internal medicine physician assistant

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Faith Nyberg, physician assistant, to its medical staff. Nyberg has over nine years of physician assistant experience, including three years with Minnesota Gastroenterology and the past six years with Essentia Heart and Vascular in Duluth. “Faith is working in Internal Medicine alongside Dr. Joselito Burgos and Dr. Sweety Prethish in a […]