Riverwood welcomes donations during coronavirus crisis

Riverwood Healthcare Center has been contacted by many local residents willing to donate materials like face masks and gowns to help protect health care workers during the coronavirus illness outbreak.  SEE FLYER for more information on items needed.  SEE MASK PATTERN/DIRECTIONS A group of Riverwood Auxiliary members and other local residents from churches and community […]

Riverwood Coronavirus Helpline

Riverwood Healthcare is closely following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information and prevention recommendations. Our priority is to care for our community and to provide you with information you can trust. If you have questions about what you should […]

Riverwood makes changes to prevent COVID-19 spread

Riverwood Healthcare is taking additional steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), including doing screening for respiratory symptoms at clinic entrances, postponing routine, non-critical clinic appointments and elective surgeries, and offering phone appointments with health care providers. Although at the time of this writing, there have no positive cases in Aitkin County, “it […]

Dr. David Taylor gives COVID-19 interview on KKIN Radio

In February, Riverwood Healthcare set up an Incident Command unit to cover the information, preparation, and medical needs surrounding COVID-19, with Dr. Taylor as commander and Director of Nursing Jeanine LeBlanc as operations manager. All other departments at Riverwood are involved as needed for expertise in their areas. The Incident Command unit began meeting daily, […]

Riverwood activates coronavirus preparedness plan

In late February, Riverwood Healthcare Center began preparedness activities to plan for the potential arrival of patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer for Riverwood, along with Jeanine LeBlanc, director of nursing, is leading an emergency preparedness team that is meeting weekly, or more frequently as needed, to take steps […]

Robotic-assisted hernia surgery speeds recovery

Patients in need of hernia repair no longer need to travel to larger cities for robotic surgery. Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin offers state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgery for hernia repair using the da Vinci® surgical robot. The general surgeons with the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Riverwood are experienced in using the latest minimally […]