Riverwood announces two capital projects

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors has approved moving ahead with two major capital projects that will enhance care for patients well into the future. Surgery wing addition The hospital’s surgery department, constructed in 2002 when a new hospital and clinic facility was built on Bunker Hill Drive, is in need of updating and […]

Expert women’s health care

This article by Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, OBGYN, was published in the Aitkin Independent Age on Aug. 25, 2021. Whether it’s pregnancy care, a preventative screening such as a pap smear or breast exam, or a specialty care need such as a menstrual or menopausal concern, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s obstetric and gynecologic clinicians are experts in […]

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Riverwood hospital visitor restrictions, masking continue

Given that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Aitkin County and statewide, Riverwood Healthcare Center is sharing this reminder of its visitor restrictions that remain in place during the pandemic. For those hospitalized patients, including the ICU, one to two adult visitors may be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children under age […]

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Riverwood virtual forum on Covid delta variant

Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering a virtual forum on COVID-19 and the delta variant, the most dominant strain of the virus that is circulating locally and worldwide. This forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Aug. 19, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood’s chief medical officer who has presented a series of COVID-19 forums […]

Riverwood introduces three new leaders

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome three new leaders, including Chief Nursing Officer Carla Zupko; Wendy Franke, Director of Quality; and Wendy Ryan, Director of Surgical Services. Chief Nursing Officer Carla Zupko As chief nursing officer, Carla Zupko’s responsibilities include nursing and patient care in hospital nursing services, the emergency department, and surgical services, […]

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Grief support group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this fall. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 14 and 21 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference […]