AHS students explore health careers

Thirteen students are participating in the annual Health Care Career Exploration curriculum, a joint partnership between Riverwood Healthcare Center and Aitkin High School. AHS juniors and seniors who participate in the program learn firsthand what career opportunities await them in the health care field. Students must apply and acknowledge an interest in health care before […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 and 19 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference room […]

Medical student reflects on positive internship experience

After completing a summer internship in Medicine through the University of Minnesota Medical School, Danielle Francen wrote about her great learning experience at Riverwood Healthcare Center in July 2015. A few excerpts from her essay include: “My personal experience as a medical student in Aitkin was rewarding in many ways. From the second I arrived […]

Solutions for heavy menstrual bleeding

Dr. Christina Kramer, obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, offers an overview of the testing and treatment that can help women who are experiencing heavy bleeding during menstrual periods. See a summary of the tips she offered via our Jan. 20, 2016 teleconference. For  an […]

Wellness: Show your HEART some love

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. During National Heart Health Month in February, take stock of your heart health. […]

Find out what mindfulness can do for you

Riverwood Healthcare will offer a 4-week mindfulness training class called “Stabilizing the Mind” in Aitkin. Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, will introduce participants to simple ways to integrate mindfulness practices into daily life, including yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. “Mindfulness training teaches simple, accessible breathing, meditation and yoga practices to bring our awareness into the […]

Riverwood Auxiliary pays off campaign pledge

The Riverwood Auxiliary made their final Better Together Capital Campaign pledge payment to Riverwood Healthcare Center in January 2016. The hardworking group of volunteers paid their pledge off four years earlier than expected. The Aitkin hospital expansion, which included moving to all single-occupancy hospital rooms, was completed in 2013. “I’d like to extend a special […]