5-star rating for joint replacements for fourth year

Hospitals with 5-star ratings have 63% fewer complications than 1-star rated hospitals A report released in mid-October by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Riverwood Healthcare Center among the “top five hospitals in Minnesota for Joint Replacement” for the fourth year in a row. According to […]

Respiratory Care Week

You breathe all day long, every day, without even thinking about it.  But, when it is difficult for you to breathe, it is all you can think about.  National Respiratory Therapy Week 2011 is October 23-29. This is a great time to take a moment out of your day and learn about respiratory care and […]

Style show raises funds for hospital

On September 17, the Riverwood Healthcare Auxiliary presented its first style show and luncheon in Aitkin.  The event took place at the Westside Church where 150 guests were served a delicious luncheon catered by Kathy Larson.  Emcee Bryan Johnson helped make the show’s musical arrangements. Vocal entertainment was provided by Paul and Becky Zenke.   Profits […]

Nursing project to improve care at bedside

Local team of nurses at Riverwood Healthcare on board  Riverwood Healthcare Center is one of 22 Minnesota hospitals participating in an 18-month project to improve care at patients’ bedsides through nurse-led innovations.  “Transforming Care at the Bedside” (TCAB) works to empower nurses and other bedside caregivers to suggest, test, and implement potential solutions to problems. […]