Local orthopaedic expertise goes national

From 2005 to 2030, total joint replacements are expected to increase dramatically. Total hip replacements are projected to increase by 174 percent, total knee replacements by 678 percent! Revisions of knee replacements will increase by 601 percent. “Knee replacement revisions are going to dramatically increase across the country as many of the knee replacements done […]

Plan ahead for medical decisions, choices

Riverwood Healthcare Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a community effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Health Care Decisions Day. The City of Aitkin will issue a proclamation to recognize April 16 as […]

Cancer support group to meet in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a cancer support group that will meet monthly on the fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., from April through November. The group will meet in the hospital’s Support Services wing in room E. The group is open to women with any type of cancer. Women who have been newly diagnosed […]

What’s up at Riverwood Healthcare?

The Spring issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights orthopaedic care, introduces several new providers and presents information on colon cancer care and screening. Here’s a quick summary of all the news items with links to more information: Learn about Hand and Wrist orthopaedic care at Riverwood in a QA with Dr. Susan Moen and […]

Heart Health Lunch & Learn

Are you bothered by an irregular and rapid heartbeat? Learn more at a heart health seminar on “Atrial Fibrillation – A Heart Rhythm with Two Left Feet” lunch and learn seminar on Tues., April 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at the Aitkin Public Library. Join Dr. Eric Fenstad, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, as he presents […]

Mommy & Me class series, Spring 2018

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 will host a 7-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Seven one-hour classes will be held at Riverwood in Aitkin on Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., April […]

Riverwood to host annual meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Thurs., March 15, at 7:00 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. […]

Riverwood named 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Riverwood Healthcare Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the fifth time since 2011. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient […]

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., Feb. 27, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Hear from Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux specialist with […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2018 baby

The first baby of the year didn’t wait for her mother to get to the hospital in Aitkin. At 8:29 a.m. on Jan. 19, Kelsey Henson had to do a self-delivery in the car while a friend was driving. Her daughter, Javeah Mae, arrived in a hurry midway between Brainerd and Aitkin near Deerwood. The […]