Riverwood recognized for giving babies a healthy start

The March of Dimes has recognized Riverwood Healthcare Center for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. “Riverwood is proud of its 100 percent compliance rate with no early elective deliveries before 39 weeks for the past two years,” explains Kristine Layne, chief nursing officer for […]

Wellness: Skin cancer prevention tips

It’s summertime and what’s more fun than being outside in that warm sunshine, right? But beware of getting too much sun. To reduce your risk of skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control recommends easy options for protection from UV radiation: Stay in the shade during midday hours. Wear clothing that covers your arms and […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Bright to its governing board of directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m pleased to welcome Christine,” says Riverwood CEO Chad Cooper. “Her business and legal experience combined with an in-depth knowledge of the communities we serve are terrific assets that will serve […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Riverwood Heathcare Center offers a national prevention program called I CAN Prevent Diabetes. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education for people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. The next 16-week class series will be offered on Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., July 14 through Oct. 27, at Riverwood’s Diabetes […]

Riverwood welcomes two experienced nurses in new roles

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Jeanine LeBlanc as manager of the emergency department and Heidi Olesen in a new role as patient care coordinator. In addition to managing the emergency department where she has worked as a registered nurse for the past six years, Jeanine LeBlanc oversees the hospital’s infusion center, cardiopulmonary services […]

Aitkin hospital receives new five-star rating

Just 251 U.S. hospitals got the highest score on a new five-star rating system the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced in late April. Riverwood Healthcare Center is one of 11 Minnesota hospitals given the five-star rating. The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star […]