Riverwood Healthcare ranks among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationally

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. These 20 rural hospitals, including Riverwood, scored highest among critical access hospitals nationwide on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™, the first nationwide hospital rating system to evaluate rural and critical access hospitals based […]

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. […]

Riverwood adds Acupuncture services

As part of its wellness program, Riverwood Healthcare Center recently partnered with Aitkin Acupuncture, LLC, to offer acupuncture services. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, improve sleep, decrease stress, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.  It is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the […]

Riverwood, CRMC report on esophageal cancer awareness

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. with more than a 600% increase in just the past three decades. Gastroesophageal reflux disease casuses chronic inflammation in the esophagus, which can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that causes esophageal cancer. Collaborating with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Riverwood launched a […]

Mindfulness Training: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others

Feeling numb? Going through the never-ending demands of life with your emotional energy tank on empty? Join Mindfulness Coach Julie Anne Larkin on a journey to set your New Year’s intention to increase energy and vitality by reconnecting to the compassion and kindness that already exists within you. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering “Mindfulness Training: […]

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 diabetes diagnosis. The good news is […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 17, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 34 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective years of service totals 517! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions the respective employees have made […]

Sample Blog Post

Chronic hip or knee pain, commonly experienced by those with osteoarthritis, interferes with enjoyment of life by keeping individuals from activities they like to do.

Find out how to get back to pain-free living. Learn more about proven non-surgical and surgical solutions for hip and knee pain and the success local patients have had with a new Rapid Recovery approach for joint replacements at a lunch and learn program called “Solutions for Hip …”