Chronic Pain class series in Aitkin

Living with chronic pain every day can be a huge challenge. Now there is help to discover strategies for managing pain. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering a class called “Living Well with Chronic Pain” in Aitkin. The class will meet on six Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5 and […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2020 baby

It’s a girl! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Brooklyn Rhea, was born to Casey Pangburn and Vernon Connors of McGregor, on Jan. 14 at 7:31 p.m. Nurse Midwife Megan Workman delivered the baby, 6 lbs., 12 oz., and 18.75 inches long. For this special “first baby” honor, Riverwood CEO Todd […]

Take GERD out of the holidays

During the holiday season food plays such a big role in the festivities and fun. Unfortunately, huge meals and holiday snacking can bring digestive upset and misery for those suffering from chronic heartburn and acid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, there are steps you can take to minimize your GERD discomfort and increase your enjoyment […]

Aitkin hospital announces visitor restrictions

In the past week, Riverwood Healthcare Center has seen a surge in patients coming into its clinics, emergency department and hospital for respiratory infections and influenza-like illness. On Dec. 23, Riverwood posted hospital visitor restrictions and advises local residents to NOT visit hospitalized patients if they have: 1) flu-like symptoms of a fever, cough or […]

Giving opportunity supports newborn care

With the birth of each newborn, there is one piece of equipment that is absolutely vital. An infant warmer is used to stabilize newborns with suction of fluids and the administration of oxygen as needed while providing heat. A baby can be weighed and examined thoroughly by a health care provider while positioned on the […]

Riverwood has 49-year history with RPAP

In mid-December, Riverwood was pleased to host Dr. Ray Christensen, faculty member from the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), for a site visit. Over the past 49 years, Riverwood has hosted and mentored 40 RPAP students, with the first one in 1971! Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community […]

Riverwood clinics to close for holidays

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Wed., Dec. 25, and Wed., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Tues., Dec. 24, and Tues., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lowell Larson to the Governing Board of Directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m pleased to welcome Lowell, an Aitkin area resident whose familiarity with the communities we serve is a great asset,” says Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “He brings a combination of business […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 14, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 39 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40, totals 651! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions […]

Learn about reflux disease, local treatment

Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week and the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is reminding people to learn the facts about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and become familiar with its symptoms and risk factors. GERD means that acid is splashing up into the esophagus from the stomach, burning the lining of the esophagus. That can cause […]