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Take GERD out of the holidays

During the holiday season food plays such a big role in the festivities and fun. Unfortunately, huge meals and holiday snacking can bring digestive upset and misery for those suffering from chronic heartburn and acid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, there are steps you can take to minimize your GERD discomfort and increase your enjoyment […]

Aitkin hospital announces visitor restrictions

In the past week, Riverwood Healthcare Center has seen a surge in patients coming into its clinics, emergency department and hospital for respiratory infections and influenza-like illness. On Dec. 23, Riverwood posted hospital visitor restrictions and advises local residents to NOT visit hospitalized patients if they have: 1) flu-like symptoms of a fever, cough or […]

Giving opportunity supports newborn care

With the birth of each newborn, there is one piece of equipment that is absolutely vital. An infant warmer is used to stabilize newborns with suction of fluids and the administration of oxygen as needed while providing heat. A baby can be weighed and examined thoroughly by a health care provider while positioned on the […]

Riverwood has 49-year history with RPAP

In mid-December, Riverwood was pleased to host Dr. Ray Christensen, faculty member from the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), for a site visit. Over the past 49 years, Riverwood has hosted and mentored 40 RPAP students, with the first one in 1971! Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community […]

McGregor restaurant supports breast health

Bann’s Bar and Restaurant of McGregor continues its tradition of raising funds to promote breast cancer awareness. Each Friday in October, owners Chrissy Pierce (left) and Lisa Bann (right) gathered $1.00 from each dinner special purchase, which this year amounted to a $1,200 donation made to support breast health at Riverwood Healthcare Center.

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 Wed., Dec. 25, and Wed., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Tues., Dec. 24, and Tues., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lowell Larson to the Governing Board of Directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m pleased to welcome Lowell, an Aitkin area resident whose familiarity with the communities we serve is a great asset,” says Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “He brings a combination of business […]

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