Aitkin hospital to host Red Cross blood drive

Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Your blood donation can help ensure trauma patients have blood during emergencies when every second counts. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thurs., May 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri., May 24, 8 a.m. […]

Let’s end child abuse in our generation

Dr. Jessica Hodson, who practices in the Emergency Department at Riverwood Healthcare Center, shares information and her opinions on what we can do to prevent child abuse. Child abuse crosses all demographics and includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in addition to neglect. This is a horrible problem worldwide but appalling that it is still […]

Learn about hernias, free screening

Is a bulge in the abdominal area a hernia? Hernias are relatively common and more often afflict men, but both men and women may develop this ailment. How do you know if you have a hernia and what your treatment options are? Find out at Riverwood Healthcare Center’s free Hernia Screening event on Sat., May […]

Women’s Cancer support group meets in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a cancer support group that meets monthly on the fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., from April through November. The group will meet in the hospital’s Support Services wing in room E. The group is open to women with any type of cancer. Women who have been newly diagnosed with […]

Volunteer gives back out of gratitude for care

National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, is a time to honor and acknowledge all that volunteers do to keep our communities healthy and strong. At Riverwood Healthcare Center, more than 100 volunteers give their time to a wide range of activities at the hospital and clinic. Renee Irwin, a Riverwood Auxiliary member who started volunteering at […]