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 […]

Aitkin, Crosby cancer programs receive accreditation

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) recently granted three-year Accreditation with Contingency to the cancer programs at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center (RHCC) in Aitkin. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every […]

Aitkin hospital achieves Baby-Friendly designation

Riverwood Healthcare Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. “We are proud to have achieved the Baby-Friendly designation,” said Kristine Layne, chief nursing officer at Riverwood. “This means that our hospital adheres to the highest standards of breastfeeding promotion and mother/baby bonding. Our outstanding obstetrics nursing staff […]

McGregor clinic opens doors for community event

Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with the McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours event at the Riverwood McGregor Clinic on Mon., Aug. 21, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to visit with McGregor clinic providers and learn more about Riverwood’s clinic expansion project and Growing Together Campaign,” said […]

Riverwood welcomes hometown medical student

Heidi Klingelhofer, a third year medical student at Des Moines University, began a 4-month clinical rotation at Riverwood Healthcare Center the first week in August. She will spend eight weeks seeing family medicine patients with Dr. Erik Bostrom, Dr. Melissa Herbranson and Dr. Don Hughes; then four weeks with OB/GYN specialists Drs. Michael and Rachel […]

Riverwood breaks ground for Aitkin clinic expansion

Riverwood Healthcare Center is expanding once again. This time, the expansion — at a cost of about $14.9 million — will focus on the clinic campus in Aitkin. Groundbreaking for the project took place July 17 with a program that drew about 100 people. “This is an exciting day for all of us here at […]

Riverwood announces Wilson scholarship recipient

In memory of the late Roger Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin created the Roger D. Wilson Scholarship to help ease the burden of tuition costs for aspiring students or healthcare professionals who are pursuing advanced healthcare training and nursing degrees. Briana Brophy, an Aitkin resident who is completing the registered nursing program at Rasmussen […]

KIDS’ PHYSICAL HEALTH: Help Kids Make Smart Food Choices

This is the fifth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. As a parent, you are in a powerful and unique position to decide how your child eats every day. You also have the power to role model healthy behavior and attitudes […]

See what’s new at Riverwood Healthcare

The summer issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights the latest developments at Riverwood’s hospital and clinics as well as other news on you can use on key patient services. Here’s a quick summary of all the news items with links to more information: Riverwood is one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in […]

Riverwood advances in use of electronic health records

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now certified as a Stage 6 Healthcare facility for use of electronic health records (EHR) by Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. “Riverwood began implementing and using an electronic health record system in 2005 long before it was required by federal regulations,” said Dr. Tim Arnold, Riverwood family physician who […]