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Orthopaedic surgeon joins MCO practice

Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon Jeffrey Klassen, M.D., who specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee injuries and conditions of all age groups, has joined the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics and will begin treating patients at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby in January. “We are excited to add one of the […]

GERD awareness, new solution with no incisions

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. One in every five Americans suffers from GERD. The annual GERD Awareness Week is November 22-28,2020. Reflux and heartburn symptoms are often triggered by consuming certain foods (chocolate, wine, fried or spicy foods etc.), beverages (coffee, wine, beer, sodas), or doing simple activities (exercise, sleeping), […]

Riverwood update on COVID-19 testing

Riverwood Healthcare Center will not be offering COVID-19 testing on Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. Testing will again be open in Aitkin and McGregor on Fri., Nov. 26. Testing hours in Aitkin are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In McGregor, testing hours are 8:30 […]

Virtual seminar on Hernia Repair with Rapid Recovery

Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. To learn more about how hernias and how they can be repaired, attend a virtual seminar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Mon., Nov. 30, […]

Riverwood welcomes OB/GYN physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined its medical staff. Dr. Tessmer-Tuck joins Drs. Michael and Rachel Cady and Dr. Ann Johnson in offering obstetric and gynecological care at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin. She specializes in high-risk obstetric care, teamwork education and general gynecology. Most […]

Lights of Love program continues with changes

Since 1984, the Riverwood Auxiliary has annually honored and memorialized the loved ones of area residents with the Lights of Love program, including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of the hospital. “In 2020, we will continue the tradition with a few COVID-19 related changes,” said Dorothy Casey, Riverwood Auxiliary co-vice chairperson. “The […]

Riverwood welcomes two new providers

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Tammy Berg, physician assistant for urgent care, and Cindy Hauser, nurse practitioner for urology care, to its medical staff. Physician Assistant Tammy Berg sees patients at Riverwood’s Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin, which is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Previously, she has worked at […]

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions, virtual visits

As the incidence of COVID-19 has increased in Aitkin County in recent weeks, Riverwood Healthcare Center has again made some adjustments to its restricted visitor policy for COVID-19 safety precautions. For those hospitalized patients who are critically ill or in the ICU, only one visitor may be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Labor […]

Riverwood gives COVID-19 update

As we move into fall, COVID-19 positive cases are on the uptick in Minnesota and around the country. At Riverwood Healthcare Center, testing of those with symptoms has increased but the rate of serious illness remains very low in Aitkin County, according to Dr. David Taylor in an interview on KKIN Radio on Sept. 30. […]

Mother & Baby Health virtual class series

For any mother interested in learning more on how to care for herself and her baby, there’s a helpful educational series available online this fall. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a 7-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Presenters are Riverwood health care providers who have unique knowledge and expertise to share on the various […]

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