Aitkin community vaccine clinic to offer Covid booster, flu shots

Aitkin County Public Health and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to offer another joint community clinic to administer both flu shots and COVID-19 booster vaccine.  The clinic will be held on Tues., Nov. 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered. To […]

Dispose of unused prescription drugs safely

Too often, unused prescription painkillers and other drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. For anyone who has unused prescription drugs, there’s an opportunity for safe and anonymous disposal. In coordination with the Drug Enforcement Association National Prescription Drug Take Back event, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office and the […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dispose of unused prescription drugs safely

Riverwood recognizes local nurse with Daisy Award

Nurses at Riverwood Healthcare Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The first DAISY Team award recipient is Rose Appel, a licensed practical nurse who has cared for Riverwood hospital patients for more […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Joel Madson, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic […]

Riverwood issues new visitor restrictions

With rising COVID-19 cases and the virus widely circulating in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center has issued new hospital and clinic visitor restrictions that became effective Oct. 6, 2021. No visitors will be allowed facility-wide for Riverwood’s hospital and clinic with a few exceptions.  For obstetrics patients, only one visitor will be permitted.  For inpatient, […]

COVID-19 booster, flu vaccine clinic in Aitkin

Aitkin County Public Health and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to offer a joint community clinic to offer both the influenza (flu) vaccine and a third dose or booster shot for COVID-19. The clinic will be held on Tues., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Appointments […]