New urologist sees patients in Aitkin, Crosby

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Riverwood Healthcare Center are pleased to welcome a new urologist, Dr. Christopher Boelter, of Adult & Pediatric Urology. He joins Dr. Shawn McGee and Cindy Hauser, nurse practitioner, in seeing urology patients in Aitkin and Crosby. “The demand for urology services continues to grow in our communities and Dr. […]

Riverwood Healthcare to launch new wellness initiative

George Family Foundation and Allina Health partnership to improve health Riverwood Healthcare Center is among 13 health systems serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities that have been chosen to participate in a three-year program called the Healthy Communities Partnership. A $475,000 grant from the George Family Foundation and Allina Health, and administered by the George […]

New nurse supervisor joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kathy Starkka, nurse supervisor for its primary care and specialty clinics in Aitkin. Starkka brings 20 years of nursing experience to her new role managing the day-to-day operations of the clinics, supervising a staff of 20. As a registered nurse since 1993, for the past 17 years she worked at St. […]

Grief support group in McGregor

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?  You can find information and help at a grief support group being held in McGregor this winter.  The 4-week grief group series will be held Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Riverwood McGregor Clinic. Group facilitator Mary Ann […]

Steps to avoid spread of flu virus

Riverwood Healthcare Center is not yet seeing an unusually high rate of influenza cases like some communities in the southern part of Minnesota at this time, but the organization is urging some precautionary steps. From Dec. 31 through Jan. 8, Riverwood has confirmed 30 cases of influenza among those treated for flu-like symptoms in the […]

New OB/GYN physician to see patients in Aitkin

Dr. Leigh Bauer, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) physician, joined the specialty care medical staff atRiverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin in October. Bauer joins Drs. Michael and Rachel Cady in offering a full range of obstetric and gynecological care including labor and delivery, minimally invasive surgery and wellness exams. “We are pleased to have Dr. Bauer […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

  Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Gross to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. Gross started his career in banking. He worked as a teller and personal banker at Bremer Bank inSt. Cloudduring college. After graduating from college, he worked for Citizen’s Savings Bank inSt. Cloudand rose to the position […]

Flu vaccine still available locally

If you want to get a flu shot, it’s not too late to get one. Riverwood Healthcare clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor are still offering nurse appointments for flu shots. If you already have a scheduled clinic appointment, just ask for the flu shot to be given at this time. To schedule a flu […]

Wellness tips for New Year’s and beyond

Reduce stress. Lose weight. Sleep better. Exercise more. Quit smoking. These are the top five New Year’s resolutions among Americans and all are topics that were covered in Riverwood’s wellness tips from healthcare practitioners in the BINGO – Win with Wellness campaign in 2012. These wellness tips, which are organized by category, are posted on […]