Vitamin D benefits: A powerful tool to support good health

Your body makes vitamin D when your bare skin is exposed to the sun, about 10,000 units of vitamin D in 10 minutes of sun exposure, depending on time of the year and the amount of melanin in the skin. According to Dr. Tim Arnold, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center, it’s good to get […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to ER nurse

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 second DAISY Team award recipient is Bonnie Neumann, a registered nurse in Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Emergency Department. She has more than […]

Hernia surgery care exceeds patient’s expectations

After Dave Sadlowsky began experiencing symptoms for an inguinal hernia, he started to have a difficult time standing at work and at football games for any length of time. “Given that I am not a very experienced or comfortable patient, I was somewhat apprehensive about having a surgical procedure. However, as the person who does […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its 74th Annual Meeting on Tues., March 29, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer. Riverwood will present an overview of its expansion projects, finances for the organization and its operations along with updates on COVID-19 and […]

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. It is a great time of year to review your eating habits and learn something new about proper nutrition. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. Learn how to incorporate different flavors when planning your meals and snacks.  SEE FLYER March 9th is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. […]

Colon cancer is preventable

On average, your risk of getting colon cancer is 1 in 20, varying a bit according to individual risk factors. That is why Riverwood Healthcare Center has joined the American Cancer Society in recognizing National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. Testing is key to preventing colon cancer or finding it early. Why? Answer true […]