Riverwood 2023 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated offers the best protection. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Riverwood Healthcare Center […]

General surgeon brings advanced training in endoscopic surgery

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of Evan Kelly, MD, to its general surgery team. Dr. Kelly was the fifteenth surgeon to complete a one-year Fellowship training […]

Be aware of prostate cancer risks, screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung cancer. […]

Nurse anesthetist joins Riverwood

Holly Frischmon, a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA), has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s surgical services provider team. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minor in Biology from the College […]

Acid reflux care makes eating enjoyable again

Acid reflux symptoms were not a problem for Barry Anderson until a few years ago. Anderson explains: “When I would bend over, I would get a burning feeling in my […]

MRI’s new features help claustrophobic patient

Undergoing an MRI imaging scan can be daunting, especially if a person is prone to feeling claustrophobic in small, tight spaces. When Colleen Richards needed to undergo an MRI to […]

Level III Trauma hospital in Aitkin achieves recertification

The Minnesota Department of Health recently recertified Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin as a Level III Trauma hospital. After participating in an intense training process to become part of Minnesota’s […]

Riverwood announces new Foundation director

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Tanya Pietz as the new Riverwood Foundation director. In this position, she will provide leadership, support, strategic direction, management, and coordination for all […]

Two new knees support active outdoor lifestyle

Physical difficulties with her knee joints began interfering with Jody Slinger’s enjoyment of life eight years ago when she was in her mid-50s. Today at age 60 two new knee […]