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GERD and esophageal cancer awareness

This April, as part of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is increasing awareness about the risk of esophageal cancer posed by persistent reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). An estimated one in every five American adults suffers from GERD, which is a chronic condition caused by changes in the gastroesophageal […]

Healthcare Decisions awareness, virtual seminar

Riverwood Healthcare Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day. As a participating organization, Riverwood is providing information and tools for the public to […]

Vaccine eligibility opens to wider group of Minnesotans

There is more good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front. On March 9, Gov. Walz announced that the state will expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the next two phases for Minnesotans. Among those now eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b Tier 2 populations include Minnesotans of any age with specific underlying health conditions, […]

Riverwood opens up COVID-19 vaccine appointments for age 65+

Riverwood Healthcare Center is starting to receive larger supplies of COVID-19 vaccine. The organization is able to administer the vaccine to any area residents age 65 and older, starting the week of March 8-12, as the supply permits. Appointments are required and will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Riverwood at 844-428-1323, 8 […]

Riverwood announces several Covid-related changes

Last week, Riverwood Healthcare Center made a few changes to further relax Covid-19 restrictions. The screening stations for symptom checking and temperature monitoring at the Riverwood Aitkin main entrance and Therapy Services entrances have been discontinued. The registration staff will continue screening for Covid-19 symptoms during the patient check-in procedure. All visitors to the Aitkin […]

Covid-19 testing at Riverwood

Getting tested for COVID-19 is recommended if you are having symptoms outlined below or have been exposed to someone who has recently tested positive. Symptoms may include fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, muscle or body aches, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, […]

Riverwood updates hospital visitor restrictions

Given the steady decline of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made some updates to its visitor restrictions policy effective Feb. 11. For those hospitalized patients, including the ICU, one adult visitor may be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Labor and Delivery patients may have one visitor age 18 or […]

Virtual Covid-19 update forum

Riverwood continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates from Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer, several times monthly. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Feb. 18, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. Taylor will address what’s happening locally with incidence of COVID-19 and distribution of the vaccine. The short presentation will be followed […]

Hospital foundation launches fundraising campaign for CPR device

In honor of American Heart Month, the Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation launched the Save the Heartbeat fundraising campaign. The campaign goal to raise $14,000 will fully fund a LUCAS chest compression system for the critical access hospital. GIVE NOW As the most advanced CPR technology available, the LUCAS device delivers consistent high-quality chest compressions, overcomes […]

Riverwood continues COVID-19 vaccine distribution

During the month of February, Riverwood Healthcare Center will continue to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to those most at risk in the 65 and older group with a limited supply of vaccine, which fluctuates from week to week. To date, Riverwood has administered the first of two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to about 1,000 patients […]

Riverwood COVID-19 vaccination appointments: 844-428-1323.
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