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 […]

Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Is acid reflux or heartburn reducing enjoyment of life? Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Thurs., May 18, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison. Hear from Dr. Paul Severson, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center at Riverwood in Aitkin and […]

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 […]