Katie Nelson, Foundation Director
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Riverwood Foundation has a rich tradition dating back to the ‘50s of grassroots,community fundraising support. From the first day the hospital doors opened, the Aitkin community has understood the importance of Riverwood Healthcare Center providing high-quality healthcare services.People just like you provide financial support through Riverwood Foundation to assist in meeting future healthcare needs and services, and to provide our growing population with quality healthcare close to home.

To see how donors are making a difference for healthcare in our community, see our 2016 annual report.


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Katie Nelson, Foundation Director
TEL: (218)927-5158
200 Bunker Hill Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431
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News & Events


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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