Riverwood advisory council celebrates anniversary

In April, the Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) of Riverwood Healthcare Center celebrated its one-year anniversary. Made up of 10 members of the Aitkin County area community and two staff members, Social Worker Val Thompson and Quality Director Jayne Anderson, the group has met monthly over the past year to review specific procedures and communications […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 20 and 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference […]

Local surgeon receives award of excellence

Surgeon Paul Severson, M.D., of Deerwood, on March 22 received the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Award for Excellence in Humanistic Clinical Care at the group’s annual awards luncheon in Houston, Texas, that honors distinguished leaders in minimally invasive surgery. SAGES has more than 6,000 surgeon members representing countries from all over the […]

OB/GYN physician gains board certification

In December, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Christina Kramer, M.D., became Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, demonstrating her exceptional knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare. To become Board certified, Dr. Kramer passed a written test that demonstrates she has obtained the special knowledge and skills required for medical and surgical care of […]

2016 Annual Report

Riverwood ’s 2016 Annual Report gives an update on initiatives to enhance quality of care, including several patient testimonials, and an overview of financials and donor support through Riverwood Foundation. The report’s theme–“Patient-Centered Care”—represents all the individuals and organizations that come together to bring the best in healthcare to the Northern Minnesota communities Riverwood serves. “At […]

Riverwood to expand, renovate Aitkin clinic

To address growing needs for local kidney care, specialty medical care and primary care, Riverwood Healthcare Center will be expanding and redesigning its Aitkin campus clinic facilities. Here’s a brief overview of the project. Kidney Care: Local kidney care will enhance the quality of life for your family and neighbors. Renovation of existing space will […]

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 Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Tues., March 28, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Blandin Foundation community room in Grand Rapids. Hear from Dr. Howard McCollister, reflux […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its Annual Meeting on Tues., March 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the 40 Club Convention Center in Aitkin. Riverwood will present an overview of the finances for the organization and its operations along with highlights for the Foundation, Auxiliary, medical staff and quality management. […]

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. […]

Mommy & Me class series offers support for new moms

For any new 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 6-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Six 1-hour classes will be held at Riverwood in Aitkin […]