Riverwood 2018 report on colon cancer awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined. More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but it is a disease that is preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no […]

Riverwood announces chief medical officer

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. David Taylor to be Riverwood Healthcare Center’s next chief medical officer. Dr. Taylor, who has worked as an emergency care physician at Riverwood since 2007, will continue in this role while taking on the chief medical officer role and serving on Riverwood’s senior leadership […]

Riverwood clinics to close for holidays

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Tues., Dec. 25, and Tues., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Mon., Dec. 24, and Mon., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

Joint Replacement class in Aitkin

For anyone considering joint replacement surgery or treatment options, Riverwood Healthcare Center sponsors a monthly class in Aitkin. The class covers common signs, symptoms and causes for hip and knee arthritis and the range of treatment options, including what to expect before, during and after total joint replacement surgery. It meets on the third Wednesday, […]

Opioid Task Force addresses addiction, abuse issues

Since receiving a grant for addressing the opioid crisis earlier this year, Riverwood Healthcare Center has been partnering with local organizations to raise awareness around what the community can do to address opioid addiction and abuse issues. The Aitkin County Opioid Task Force, formed in June 2018, includes Riverwood, Northland Counseling, local school districts–Aitkin, Hill […]