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 […]

Concussions virtual seminar

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head […]

New family physician returns home to begin practice

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes will begin his practice in Aitkin in mid-August. He […]

Construction on hospital surgery expansion to begin

During the week of July 25-29, construction work will begin on Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital and clinic expansion for surgical services in Aitkin. Riverwood will host a groundbreaking ceremony on […]

Kids with Cancer Fund helps local family

Show your support for kids with cancer during Riverwood Foundation’s July 22, 2022 Golf Charity Event at Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor, Minn. Kristy McDowall has been through the […]

Keep summer activities safe

Summer is finally here after a winter that seemed to last forever! Along with warmer weather comes many of us enjoying outdoor activities that carry some health risks. As you […]

New diagnostic tool speeds detection of prostate cancer

Riverwood Healthcare Center has a new tool for diagnosing prostate cancer. UroNav® combines the benefits of a MRI with ultrasound to create a detailed, 3D view of the prostate. By allowing physicians […]

Riverwood to host mental health forum

With pandemic pressures, life changes and busy work schedules today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Did you know that most strokes are preventable? A large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It’s a matter of knowing what […]

Be “skin aware” to reduce cancer risks

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, when interest in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment is high. Here’s a quick overview of the major types of skin cancer with links […]