Dr. David Taylor shares COVID-19 update on KKIN Radio

With the continued COVID-19 outbreak, Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood Healthcare’s emergency medicine physician and chief medical officer, offered up-to-date information about the coronavirus on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program.  LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW “The good news is that the Shelter in Place order from Gov. Tim Walz is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 illness and return to work

We know that you have a lot of questions right now—questions about COVID-19 and how to keep you and your loved ones safe. One of the questions that has come up is: Do I need a note for permission from my healthcare provider to return to work after I’ve been ill with a respiratory illness? […]

Health officials announce first positive COVID-19 case in Aitkin County

Minnesota health officials confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Aitkin County.  See the announcement from Aitkin County Health and Human Services.

COVID-19: Who is at risk?

At Riverwood Healthcare, we want to make sure everyone knows how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19—especially those who are most at risk. While anyone can get COVID-19, some people are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes: • Older adults age 65 years and older • People who […]

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s visitor restrictions have been extended to its clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. Patients are asked to attend their appointments for exams or tests alone. When a patient needs help getting escorted to a test or exam, Riverwood staff members will offer assistance. Compassionate exceptions will […]

Riverwood introduces telehealth virtual visits

Riverwood Healthcare Center is tapping virtual technology to offer patients the opportunity to meet with their health care providers remotely from home. To enable a virtual visit with audio and video, those with an internet connection can do this from home. Devices that may be used include a smartphone, laptop, iPad, tablet, or a computer […]

How does COVID-19 spread?

We all can do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Many cases have mild or moderate illness and do not require a clinic visit and most do not require hospitalization. Because not everyone who experiences symptoms will be tested, some may have the virus and not even know. We can all take […]