Orthopaedic surgeon to speak at seminar

Hip, knee or shoulder pain can interfere with enjoyment of life.  Find out how to get back to pain-free living. Learn about proven non-surgical and surgical solutions for shoulder, hip or knee pain caused by osteoarthritis or injuries that may be caused by sports or other strenuous activities. On Tues., Sept. 20, from 12 to […]

Program explores end-of-life care, advance care planning

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. To address this issue, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to […]

Wellness: Mindfulness class series

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed with all the “busyness” in your life? What would it take to help you enjoy living in the present moment with less stress and anxiety? Mindfulness can bring more relaxation and calm into your life. Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, will teach a 4-week mindfulness class called “Stabilizing the Mind” […]

Nurse takes on coordinator role for reflux patients

The Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce a new addition for the care team in Aitkin. Dawn Harcey has been hired as MRHC nurse coordinator at Riverwood Healthcare Center. In this role, she will help gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients navigate customized plans of care based on their specific symptoms and […]

Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship recipients

Lisa Anderson and Adam Burke, nursing assistants at Riverwood Healthcare Center, are this year’s recipients of the Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship, administered through Riverwood Foundation. Each has received an award of $2,500 to support their pursuit of advanced nursing education. Anderson and Burke were selected by Riverwood Foundation’s Finance and Granting Committee based on […]

Two surgeons join Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgeons Jonathan Herseth, MD, of Roseville, and Susan Moen, MD, of Stillwater, will join the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO) in Aitkin and Crosby on September 1. Dr. Herseth will use both surgical and nonsurgical means to diagnose and treat ailments affecting muscles, bones and joints, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. He […]

Fall Grief Support Group to meet

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 fall. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., on September 22 and 29, and October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, […]

Auxiliary lends support for infant hearing screener

Riverwood Auxiliary members recently made a $12,000 donation to Riverwood Healthcare Center for the purchase of a new infant hearing screener to be used in hospital nursing. For more information on how to become an Auxiliary member and volunteer, contact Paula Eklund-Fisher at 218-927-8286 or peklund-fisher@riverwoodhealthcare.org