Help prevent spread of flu illness

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Riverwood, CRMC report on colon cancer awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined. More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but it is a disease that is preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no […]

Riverwood clinics to close for holidays

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Mon., Dec. 25, and Mon., Jan. 1. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will follow the same holiday closing schedule. Riverwood’s support services wing offices, including patient billing, human resources, and other administrative services, […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

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 diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. The […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 9, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 45 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective years of service, ranging from 4 to 40, totals 776! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions […]

Riverwood receives national recognition for certification of surgery nurses

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) This designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of perioperative nurses on the surgical nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. The CNOR® […]