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 […]

Learn solutions for hip, knee, shoulder pain

Hip, knee or shoulder pain can interfere with enjoyment of life.  Find out how to get back to pain-free living. Learn about proven non-surgical and surgical solutions for shoulder, hip or knee pain caused by osteoarthritis or injuries that may be caused by sports or other strenuous activities. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a seminar […]

Two new therapists bring pediatric expertise to Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition to its Rehabilitation staff of two new therapists for occupational therapy and speech therapy. Both bring expertise in pediatric rehabilitation and see patients primarily in Aitkin. Speech therapy for children will be provided in McGregor too. Amanda Genz, occupational therapist, brings eight years of previous experience […]

Riverwood 2017 flu clinics open

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Riverwood achieves Health Care Home certification

In an effort to improve the value and quality of care delivery, Riverwood Healthcare Center has pursued and achieved Health Care Home (HCH) certification through the Minnesota Department of Health. A patient centered health care home is a philosophy of care that supports health and wellness while placing control of health care choices in the […]

Mommy & Me classes offers support for moms

For any 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 7-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Seven one-hour classes will be held at Riverwood in Aitkin on […]

Health and Wellness Fair coming

By Sarah Libbon, Voyageur Press of McGregor Five local organizations are joining together to host a first-of-its-kind Health & Wellness Fair in McGregor on Wed., Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m., at the McGregor Community Center. Riverwood Healthcare Center, ANGELS of McGregor, McGregor Community Education, McGregor Lions, and Aitkin County Public Health are sponsors of the free […]

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 […]

Prepare for medical decisions, choices now

Imagine a sudden event such as a car accident or illness that left you or a family member unable to communicate. Have you identified someone you trust that can make sure your voice is heard and make health care decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so? Do you have […]

Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn program on Tues., Sept. 19, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fireside Inn in McGregor. Hear from Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux specialist with the […]