Medical Lab or Surgical Tech Scholarship open for applications

Riverwood Healthcare Center is introducing a new annual scholarship with awards to eligible high school students in the Aitkin County community (Aitkin, Hill City and McGregor) and/or current employees who wish to pursue a degree in healthcare.  In 2022, applications are open to students wishing to pursue a career as a medical laboratory tech and/or […]

Riverwood adjusts visitor restrictions

Effective in mid-February, Riverwood Healthcare Center has adjusted its patient visitor restrictions that have been in place during the recent surge of COVID-19 illness. One adult visitor, who is symptom-free, will be allowed for patients in the surgery department, emergency room, or hospital. In a 24-hour period, the adult visitor must remain the same person […]

MPR features Riverwood on workforce shortages nationwide

On Feb. 17, Riverwood Healthcare Center was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio story on the shortage of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riverwood shared some of the difficult challenges for our staff and organization, which reflects what hospitals statewide and nationwide are facing. Through it all, Riverwood’s staff has remained resilient and committed […]

Pilot praises shoulder surgery care

As a pilot for North Memorial Health in the Brainerd area, Jeff Benson likes to stay fit with regular workouts. However, while working out with his 18-year-old son, he did a bench press weight lift that left him with a sore left shoulder, and ultimately an injury that needed surgical repair. “I laid off working […]

Robotic-assisted knee surgery comes to Aitkin

The latest robotic technology for knee replacement procedures is now available at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.  Dr. Erik Severson, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s fellowship-trained hip and knee reconstruction surgeon, performed the first robotic assisted knee replacement surgery at Riverwood with the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution in January.  This robotic equipment helps orthopaedic surgeons perform knee replacement […]

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Riverwood offers new online symptom checker

Riverwood Healthcare Center has partnered with Isabel Healthcare to integrate the artificial intelligence symptom checker and self-evaluation platform into its website to enhance care access and patient engagement. The Isabel tool allows consumers to enter unlimited symptoms and covers over 6,000 conditions. It delivers accurate care recommendations and options with just 11 questions. The symptom […]