KIDS’ PHYSICAL HEALTH: Encourage Kids to Keep Moving

This is the fourth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. For most kids, playing and being physically active comes naturally. Exercise tends to become more structured as kids age with gym class, dance lessons, or soccer practice. Unfortunately, kids are sitting […]

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 […]

Riverwood welcomes new managers, infection control specialist

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome two new managers and a new infection preventionist. April Morris is the new clinic and outpatient services manager overseeing clinical and nursing operations for Riverwood’s Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor clinics, including family practice, specialty and outpatient services. She brings 10 years of nursing management experience, most recently as […]

KIDS’ SKIN HEALTH: Stay alert for tick & bug bites

This is the third article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Most tick bites are harmless and don’t need medical treatment. But some ticks (deer tick, wood tick and others) can carry harmful germs that cause diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever […]

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 […]

KIDS’ BLADDER HEALTH: How to Cope with Bedwetting

This is the second article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Bedwetting is common among young children. About 40 percent of 3-year-olds wet the bed. Sometimes a child’s bladder is simply not developed enough to store urine for an entire night. Other […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Dr. Joselito Burgos, internal medicine physician and chief of medical staff for Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed on KKIN Radio about stroke awareness on May 24.  Here are key points that he shared. A stroke is an emergency. You need to act F.A.S.T. Facial drooping? Arm weakness? Slurred speech? Time to call 9-1-1. Strokes are […]

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 […]

KBJR 6 TV puts spotlight on Farm2Riverwood program

KBJR 6 TV (Duluth) aired a story on the new Farm2Riverwoodprogram at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin on the 6 PM newscast on April 27. Riverwood food service manager Lou Ann Carlson was interviewed along with Jodi Olson, local farmer who provided chicken from Ole’s Acres, about this unique partnership offering healthy, local food to […]