Study shows good news for rural heart attack patients

Heart attack patients who are transferred from rural hospitals do as well as patients who go directly to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for treatment, according to a study published in the November issue of European Heart Journal. The study’s objective was to see how well blood clot-busting drug therapy worked for patients who could not receive […]

Riverwood named to top 100 list

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minnesota, was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. The announcement of the top 100 hospitals serving rural communities was made as part of the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 10th annual Critical Access Hospital Conference held in Kansas City in September.  The […]

Podiatry care at Garrison

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of podiatry care at its clinic in Garrison. Riverwood introduced podiatry services to its wide range of specialty care services with the addition of Dr. Bradley McCusker, podiatrist, to its medical staff in September. In addition to seeing patients in Aitkin, McGregor and Crosby, he now […]

Riverwood recognizes employees for years of service

On Nov. 15, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 17 employees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries of 10, 15, 25 or 30 years at a celebration dinner at Ruttger’s. Their combined years of service totals 235!  The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions the respective employees have made to […]

New RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Cory Buschmann, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic care […]