Riverwood nurse wins statewide award

Recognized for her 35-plus years of helping her community, March of Dimes honored Katherine Galliger as the 2013 Rural Health Nurse of the Year at the annual Nurse of the Year awards on Oct. 26. Kathy was honored for her leadership and guidance to young nurses. “Kathy is respected by the physicians and nursing staff […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Do you have high blood sugar? Are you at risk for developing diabetes? Riverwood Healthcare is offering a prevention program called I CAN Prevent Diabetes. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than […]

New RPAP medical student at Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Ryan Clark, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School – Duluth 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 […]

Free skin cancer screening in Aitkin

The Nov. 5 skin cancer screenings are FULL. No further appointments are being scheduled. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As part of a national campaign to encourage early detection and teach prevention of skin cancer, Dermatology Professionals is partnering with Riverwood Healthcare to hold a […]

Healing Garden gets makeover

A large section of shrubs was pulled out to make the garden easier to maintain, new  flower beds were planted, and the walkway with its memorial bricks was redone to provider a firmer base and smoother surface smoother for walking. The garden’s gazebo was also given a facelift, which was paid for by the Riverwood […]

Riverwood welcomes two nurse practitioners

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome two new family nurse practitioners to its medical staff. They include Jan Hegman and Lisa Heikkila. “Jan and Lisa all have many years of hospital nursing experience at Riverwood,” Dr. Mark Heggem, chief medical officer at Riverwood. “So they will be familiar faces to many of our patients […]

Riverwood offers more flu clinics

Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer vaccinations for the seasonal flu at its clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor in mid- to late October. The flu clinics, which are open to the public by appointment, will be held at these locations and times: Aitkin Clinic:  Oct. 10, 23, 29 and 31, 8:30-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. […]