Riverwood to expand, renovate Aitkin clinic

Dr. Mark Heggem, Chief Medical Officer, & Chad Cooper, Chief Executive Officer

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 offer comprehensive kidney care and a new kidney dialysis facility to be operated in partnership with CentraCare Health. Specialty Care: To keep pace with growing needs we will redesign the specialty clinic allowing for expansion of current service lines, including a new GI Lab as part of our growth through the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center.

Primary Care: Renovation of the Aitkin primary care clinic to support a team-based approach continuing to advance well-coordinated and patient centered care.

Rehabilitation: To improve access to therapy care, our rehabilitation department will relocate and expand, providing easier access for patients. ORTHOPAEDICS

Orthopaedics:  As our local population ages, needs in orthopaedic care continue to grow. The new space will allow for growth in the orthopaedic department with easier access and expanded imaging capabilities.

Groundbreaking is set for Summer 2017 with a projected completion in early 2019. The project will proceed in phases with a projected cost of $13.8 million.