Cardiologist to speak at heart health seminar

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put individuals at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can take steps to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack by addressing these risk factors. To learn more, attend a seminar called “The Road Map to Heart Health” on Thurs., Sept. 19, […]

Riverwood flu clinics to open

Influenza or flu is a contagious disease, which is spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. The best protection is a seasonal flu shot. You can get the flu at any time but influenza outbreaks most often occur from November through May. Beginning in early September, Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer vaccinations for the seasonal […]

Riverwood Gala focuses on support for wellness

At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest in our gardens, orchards or fields. Like a good harvest, good health requires many, many hours of care and nurturing too. That’s why “Together we will harvest healthy communities” is an apt theme for this year’s ninth annual […]

Riverwood receives FluSafe recognition

Riverwood Healthcare Center was one of 55 health care facilities in Minnesota to be recognized with a blue ribbon certificate for getting 90 percent or more of health care providers and employees vaccinated for influenza during the 2012-13 flu season. On Aug. 21, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that 219 Minnesota hospitals and nursing […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Dirks, MD, to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors.  He fills the position vacated by Dr. Mark Heggem, Riverwood’s chief medical officer, who served on the board for the past 21 years. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dirks join our governing board, offering another […]

Riverwood introduces new dermatology services

Riverwood Healthcare Center has added a new service to the wide range of specialty care it offers in Aitkin. Beginning in September, dermatology care will be available at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin on the first Tuesday of the month from Dermatology Professionals based in Baxter. Services offered will include skin exams, UV light therapy, […]

Fall grief support group to start

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Talking with others about your feelings and learning tips on how to cope with your grief can help. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a 6-week grief support group on Thursday evenings, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Oct. 3 and 10. The group will meet from […]

Grateful patient gives gift to Riverwood

Riverwood Foundation received a gift of $45,000 from the Katharine Lord Trust in appreciation for the care Katharine received at Riverwood Healthcare Center. To formally recognize this gift, Riverwood CEO Chad Cooper did a presentation to her Riverwood care team to thank them and recognize all that they do to go above and beyond caring for […]