Summer safety tips: Tick bites and fish hook injuries

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center With the start of the summer season and spending more time outdoors, the incidence of tick bites and fish hook […]

Riverwood Pharmacy in McGregor has extended hours

Riverwood Healthcare Center announced a change for its McGregor pharmacy hours. Effective May 22, 2023, the pharmacy will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 […]

Wilson family scholarship fund open for applications

Roger & Sandy Wilson Nursing Scholarship Application 2023 In memory of the late Roger and Sandy Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger and Sandy Wilson Scholarship […]

Virtual seminar: Learn how to care for your mental health

Mental health plays a big role in the well-being of all of us. Like your physical health, there are things you can do to make yourself mentally healthier. Riverwood Healthcare […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

Each year, the month of April is dedicated to the observance of Esophageal Cancer Awareness and education regarding the risk of Esophageal Cancer posed by persistent heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal […]

Kidney donation turns Aitkin woman’s life around

April is Organ Donation Month, a great time to share a story about an Aitkin woman in need of a kidney and a brother who donated his kidney to her. […]

New manager joins Riverwood IT team

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Jenny Vogel as clinical informatics manager in the Information Technology Department. Vogel’s key responsibilities include oversight of the Clinical Informatics staff, providing direction, […]

Gala is back with fun theme, new venue

Riverwood Healthcare is hosting its annual Gala on Sat., May 6, for the first time since 2019. This festive event with a “Derby” theme has changed from evening to afternoon […]

Seminar to address bladder, bowel control

Control of your bladder and bowel health is vital because these two systems play a vital role in storing the body’s waste and eliminating it at the appropriate time. Did […]

Miranda King experiences exceptional acid reflux care

During her 20’s and early 30’s, Miranda King suffered from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). At age 34, she finally found permanent relief through treatment at the Minnesota Reflux and […]

Seasonal illnesses seminar to address concerns, questions

Fever, sore throat and body aches are common symptoms of illness circulating this winter. Is it the flu, Covid or another respiratory ailment? How do you know when to seek […]

Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

Two furry friends specialize in bringing smiles and joy to young and old alike. Just about everyone they see is excited to see and pet them. Muppet and Snickers, both […]

Safety tips to avoid common winter injuries

By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center During the winter months, there are many risks every day for sustaining a traumatic injury. Here are a few winter-specific […]

Holiday hours for Riverwood clinics, pharmacies

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed Mon., Dec. 26, and Mon., Jan. 2, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Same […]

Managing mental health during holiday season

By Liz Thompson, CNP, PMHNP-BC Holidays are usually a special time when families and friends get together to celebrate and reconnect. Unfortunately, not everyone feels cheerful or happy during this […]

Healthy holiday eating tips

From Riverwood Dietitians, Megan Perpich, LD/RD, & Melissa Simons, LD/RD The holiday season in December poses many challenges and temptations when it comes to healthy eating. Here are a few […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to clinic nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center participates in the DAISY Award honoring extraordinary nurses who have been recognized by a patient for their extraordinary act of compassion or a relationship that they have […]

Riverwood welcomes new urology provider

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of Physician Assistant Elizabeth Lilley to its urology care team in Aitkin. Lilley joins Dr. Brandon Reynolds, Dr. Matthew Watson and […]

Dr. Erik Severson named top orthopaedic doctor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has named Orthopaedic Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., a top orthopaedic surgery doctor. He is ranked first out of 12 providers in the area […]

Lifesaving care makes difference for Hill City family

Riley Holm of Hill City and her mother, Laurie, say that early intervention by Riverwood Healthcare Center providers have saved her life multiple times. Diagnosed with biliary atresia as an […]

Annual medical exam virtual seminar

Are you making time for routine medical exams for yourself and family members? Find out how an annual checkup can support overall wellness and help prevent disease, saving lives when […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Matt Foman, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). […]

Riverwood announces medical records host transition, postponement of new clinic in McGregor

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors recently approved investing in the transition to a new electronic health record system, which has great strategic significance for the organization’s future. “With […]

October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month

By Janet Larson, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month. Depression and mental health are topics not discussed in our personal lives, with friends […]

New COVID-19 booster vaccine available at Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine, Pfizer only, at its Aitkin clinic. The vaccine is given by nurse appointment ongoing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, […]

Suicide prevention and awareness resources

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support. […]

Stay safe from injuries this fall season

Riverwood staffers bike together weekly. Pictured are Wendy Franke, Angie Kjelstrom and Angie Kuppich.By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center The leaves have begun to change and […]

Riverwood welcomes new OBGYN specialist

This fall, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Alisha Lindberg, M.D., joins Riverwood Healthcare Center’s specialty care medical staff in Aitkin. A Minnesota native from Scandia, Dr. Lindberg earned her medical degree at the University […]

Keep your kids safe during the school year

As students and parents prepare for the start of the school year, it’s a good idea to review health and safety issues. Before you zip up the backpack and wave […]

Riverwood pharmacist’s research featured in national medical journal

Riverwood Pharmacist Haley Muehlbauer (formerly Noeldner) is the author of a research article on infectious disease and its treatment that was published in the June 2022 issue of “Antimicrobial Stewardship […]