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Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer testing for COVID-19 at its Aitkin and McGregor locations. With a limited amount of test supplies, Riverwood is giving priority for testing to those who have COVID-19-like symptoms and meet these criteria: 1) Over age 65, 2) Living in or recently in congregate care (e.g. nursing homes, assisted living), […]

Dr. Paul Severson shares elective surgeries update on KKIN Radio

Dr. Paul Severson, General Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed about elective surgeries reopening on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program on May 12, 2020. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW “We are happy to bring elective surgeries back to Riverwood,” Dr. Severson said. ”Per Governor Walz’s order allowing elective surgeries to resume […]

Riverwood reopens elective surgical procedures

Following Governor Walz’s executive order to allow Minnesota hospitals to resume performing nonemergency surgical procedures, Riverwood Healthcare Center  reopened its surgery operations for elective procedures on Monday, May 11. “This is good news for everyone,” said Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “The temporary closing of elective surgeries has allowed time for Riverwood and hospitals statewide to […]

Health officials announce second positive case of COVID-19

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

Pay attention to your overall health

With a huge focus on COVID-19 and how to prevent it, there’s still a need to pay attention to all aspects of your health. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, or other acute or chronic conditions, don’t ignore warning signs that need medical attention. Call your health care provider to […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer. Riverwood will present an overview of the finances for the organization and its operations along with updates on COVID-19, kidney dialysis center, the new […]