Riverwood to offer COVID-19 booster shots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering COVID-19 booster shots to its patients and community members who meet the eligibility criteria during its regularly scheduled weekly Thursday vaccine clinics in Aitkin, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For an appointment, schedule online at https://RiverwoodCOVIDVaccines.rsvpify.com/ or call 844-428-1323, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The booster shots are only […]

Riverwood 2021 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine. For the elderly and those with immuno-compromising diseases, the immune system is often slower to respond. Flu shots or other vaccines […]

Blood drive at First Lutheran Church

If you are looking for an opportunity to give blood to meet the emergency need created by the coronavirus pandemic, there is an opportunity coming up in mid-October. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a Red Cross Blood drive at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin on Fri., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more […]

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Riverwood COVID-19 updates

While the COVID-19 delta variant continues to widely circulate among local residents, precautions to prevent the spread of the virus remain very important. Here are some reminders from Riverwood Healthcare Center on procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you need to follow the recommendation for […]

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Suicide prevention awareness, resources

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month.  The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support.  Raising awareness about mental health needs and resources that are readily available is an everyday necessity for our community.  With this in mind, Riverwood Healthcare […]

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Aitkin’s hospital recertified as ‘stroke ready’

Recently, Riverwood Healthcare Center achieved recertification for its designation as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Minnesota Department of Health. The recertification period covers July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024; the initial designation was awarded to Riverwood in 2015. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health to designate hospitals […]

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