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Riverwood announces new emergency department manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Andrew Van Santen as the new manager of its hospital emergency department. Van Santen began his nursing career 20 years ago in Crosby, first working at a long-term care center and then transitioning to hospital nursing and caring for medical/surgical patients. He worked as a registered nurse in […]

COVID-19 vaccine clinic in McGregor

On Tues., Nov. 30, Riverwood Healthcare Center and Aitkin County Public Health will offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the McGregor Community Center. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Riverwood will administer Pfizer vaccine shots (first, second or booster). For an appointment, schedule online at https://riverwoodhealthcarecenter.rsvpify.com/ or call 844-428-1323, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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McGregor family thankful for OB care at Riverwood

The Nistler family is featured in Riverwood Foundation’s annual year-end appeal letter that is inviting donations to support our Birthing Center.  Make your gift at riverwoodhealthcare.org via the GIVE NOW link. Shirley and her husband Terry Nistler didn’t realize she would be starting a family tradition when she chose where to give birth to her […]

Riverwood welcomes two new oncology team members

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce two new members of the oncology care team for cancer patients. They include Nurse Practitioner Jenny Diederich and Oncology Care Coordinator Katie Gunderson. “We are pleased to welcome Jenny and Katie to our oncology team,” said Dan Schletty, director of ambulatory services at Riverwood. “They both bring excellent […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 4, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 59 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2020 and 2021 at a special dinner at the Arrowwood Lodge in Brainerd. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40, totals 998! Cindi Baker, interim CEO for Riverwood, expressed gratitude for all that […]

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Riverwood issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate

In compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that was issued Nov. 5, Riverwood Healthcare Center is requiring all staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Because of their proven effectiveness at preventing COVID-19, vaccines remain the safest way to protect our patients, our staff and the community,” said Cindi Baker, […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions virtual seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or reflux disease? Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin. Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” virtual seminar on Tues., Nov. 16, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Loveitt, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC), and Physician Assistant T. J. Hirsch […]

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Aitkin hospital receives CALS designation renewal

On Nov. 2, the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) program recognized Riverwood Healthcare Center for its CALS Hospital designation with a recertification certificate. “Riverwood first received this designation in 2008 and has long recognized the value excellence in emergency medicine education,” said David Taylor, emergency physician and chief medical officer at Riverwood. “We are pleased […]

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Riverwood to not offer COVID-19 antibodies treatment

Riverwood Healthcare Center will not offer monoclonal antibodies treatment for COVID-19 patients at this time due to staffing concerns. “We’ve been offering the monoclonal antibodies infusion treatment for the past year, but with a large increase in the number of referrals of Covid patients this fall, we no longer have enough specially trained nursing staff […]

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