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Riverwood announces two capital projects

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors has approved moving ahead with two major capital projects that will enhance care for patients well into the future. Surgery wing addition The hospital’s surgery department, constructed in 2002 when a new hospital and clinic facility was built on Bunker Hill Drive, is in need of updating and […]

Golf charity event supports Riverwood Infusion Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation are pleased to announce $40,000 was raised to help support the infusion center during the 2021 golf charity event held at Minnesota National Golf Course, McGregor. The 18-hole golf event was held on July 16 and presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. This year 132 golfers gathered to enjoy a delightful […]

Riverwood recruits physician with hometown roots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes, who is beginning his third year at the Duluth Family Practice Residency, has signed on to begin his practice at Riverwood in late Summer 2022. Hughes earned his medical degree at the University […]

Riverwood appoints interim CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has appointed Cindi Baker, Riverwood chief operating officer, as interim chief executive officer to lead the organization for a temporary transition period. Todd Sandberg, who led the organization as CEO since 2018, left Riverwood to pursue other opportunities effective June 1, 2021. Baker began serving in the […]

Golf event to support Riverwood Infusion Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation is excited to announce that the 2021 Golf Charity Event presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will look like the event local people know and love. Gather with family or friends for the 18-hole tournament July 16 at the picturesque Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor. Proceeds from this year’s event […]

Riverwood introduces award for extraordinary nurses

Riverwood Healthcare Center is launching a new award program to honor nurses who provide extraordinary care to patients and their families. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award® for Extraordinary Nurses is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by […]

Plant sale at Riverwood

Riverwood Auxiliary will host its annual plant sale on Fri., May 21, 7:00 a.m. until plants are gone, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.  The plant sale will take place in the hospital parking lot near the Support Services entrance. If you have perennial plants in need of thinning and dividing this spring, consider donating them […]

Speech, language disorders are treatable

Talking Tots on Facebook live Riverwood will host a Facebook live seminar on May 19 at 6:00 p.m. called “Talking Tots: Your Child’s Speech and Language Development” with Amanda Bostrom, speech-language pathologist. Her presentation will cover speech and language development for infants and toddlers and strategies to promote communication. Go to Riverwood’s Facebook page for […]

Emily’s Gift fund supports cancer patients

A cancer diagnosis can often lead to financial hardship. That’s why Riverwood Foundation of Riverwood Healthcare Center is introducing a new fund to offer cancer patients some one-time assistance with living expenses. The Emily’s Gift Cancer Fund began with a student in Aitkin whose heart went out to those undergoing cancer treatments.  As a high […]

Aitkin County Community Forum: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination

The University of Minnesota Extension Office and College of Pharmacy have partnered with Aitkin County Public Health, Riverwood Healthcare Center, and GuidePoint Pharmacy—local providers of COVID-19 vaccine—to host a virtual forum on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination. The event will be held April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested may register online at: https://z.umn.edu/AitkinForum4_22 If […]

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