Health Advisory on Zika Virus Infection

Since May 2015, the Zika Virus has been spreading through much of the Americas, including Mexico, Central and South America in a mosquito-to-human-to-mosquito cycle. Pregnant women are advised to postpone or cancel travel to Zika outbreak areas in Central and South America. For more information, see the complete health advisory on the Zika Virus Infection.

McGregor area gifts support local health care

Recently, Bann’s Bar and Restaurant of McGregor donated $600 to Riverwood Healthcare Center. These funds have been dedicated to breast health for residents in Aitkin County and surrounding communities. “We want to give back to an organization that we know will support the people of our community,” says Chrissy Pierce, Bann’s co-owner. “We have had […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

For those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease, learning and adopting healthy behaviors can help prevent diabetes. Riverwood 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 […]

Call in for answers on heavy periods

Get answers about heavy menstrual periods, their causes and medical treatment. From the comfort of home or office, simply call in on Wed., Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m., to hear from Dr. Christina Kramer, obstetrics and gynecology specialist, via a teleconference call. She will talk about what a gynecologist looks for in an exam and medical […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2016 baby

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year, Teddy Oliver Swanson, was born to parents Mike and Tanya Swanson of Malmo on Jan. 6 at 9:36 a.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz., and 21 inches long, he was delivered by Nurse Midwife Megan Workman, who presented the family with a […]

Aitkin hospital receives five-star rating

For the second consecutive year, Riverwood Healthcare Center is one of 155 hospitals nationwide given a five-star rating based on patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The hospital rating system, launched in 2015, offers a star rating based on 11 publicly reported measures, including nurse and doctor communication, responsiveness of hospital […]

Diabetes Support group, 2016 topics

For those with diabetes, support from others may help them manage this chronic disease. Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer two diabetes support groups that meet monthly. The Aitkin group meets on the second Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Riverwood’s Diabetes Center in the hospital and the McGregor group meets on the first […]