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Limit added sugars in your diet

Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons have shared these tips on how to limit sugar in your diet. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. On average, adults […]

Therapy helps Parkinson’s disease patients live WELL

Each year, 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a chronic neurological disease with progressive degenerative symptoms. Parkinson’s disease symptoms vary from person to person and can include tremors, slowness […]

Why get an annual medical checkup?

If you feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue, do you really need to make time for an […]

Riverwood welcomes new pharmacy manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kristina Sorenson as the new pharmacy manager for its pharmacy located in the Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin. Sorenson brings eight years of experience as a […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

The month of April is dedicated to promoting Esophageal Cancer Awareness and education around the risk posed by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease. An estimated one in every five […]

Vitamin D benefits: A powerful tool to support good health

Your body makes vitamin D when your bare skin is exposed to the sun, about 10,000 units of vitamin D in 10 minutes of sun exposure, depending on time of […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to ER nurse

Nurses at Riverwood Healthcare Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses […]

Hernia surgery care exceeds patient’s expectations

After Dave Sadlowsky began experiencing symptoms for an inguinal hernia, he started to have a difficult time standing at work and at football games for any length of time. “Given […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its 74th Annual Meeting on Tues., March 29, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via […]

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. It is a great time of year to review your eating habits and learn something new about proper nutrition. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a […]

Colon cancer is preventable

On average, your risk of getting colon cancer is 1 in 20, varying a bit according to individual risk factors. That is why Riverwood Healthcare Center has joined the American […]

Medical Lab or Surgical Tech Scholarship open for applications

Riverwood Healthcare Center is introducing a new annual scholarship with awards to eligible high school students in the Aitkin County community (Aitkin, Hill City and McGregor) and/or current employees who […]

Riverwood adjusts visitor restrictions

Effective in mid-February, Riverwood Healthcare Center has adjusted its patient visitor restrictions that have been in place during the recent surge of COVID-19 illness. One adult visitor, who is symptom-free, […]

MPR features Riverwood on workforce shortages nationwide

On Feb. 17, Riverwood Healthcare Center was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio story on the shortage of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riverwood shared some of the difficult […]

Pilot praises shoulder surgery care

As a pilot for North Memorial Health in the Brainerd area, Jeff Benson likes to stay fit with regular workouts. However, while working out with his 18-year-old son, he did […]

Robotic-assisted knee surgery comes to Aitkin

The latest robotic technology for knee replacement procedures is now available at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.  Dr. Erik Severson, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s fellowship-trained hip and knee reconstruction surgeon, performed […]

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Riverwood offers new online symptom checker

Riverwood Healthcare Center has partnered with Isabel Healthcare to integrate the artificial intelligence symptom checker and self-evaluation platform into its website to enhance care access and patient engagement. The Isabel […]

Riverwood hospital visitor restrictions, masking continue

Given that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Aitkin County and statewide, Riverwood Healthcare Center is sharing this reminder of its visitor restrictions that remain in place during the […]

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Riverwood virtual forum on Covid delta variant

Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering a virtual forum on COVID-19 and the delta variant, the most dominant strain of the virus that is circulating locally and worldwide. This forum will […]

Wilson family scholarship open of applications

In memory of the late Roger and Sandy Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger and Sandy Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves. The fund is […]

Hospital foundation’s Save the Heartbeat campaign exceeds goal

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation’s Save the Heartbeat fundraising campaign, launched in February, was a tremendous success. The campaign recently raised more than $18,000 […]

Riverwood to host virtual Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Wed., March 31 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone […]

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 […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2021 baby

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Amir James, was born to Montrell Saba and Natiha Green of Aitkin, on Jan. 8 at 1:36 […]

Virtual forum on COVID-19 and Mental Health

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates regularly to inform the public of local issues and information. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on […]

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Riverwood

On Dec. 18, Riverwood Healthcare Center received its first shipment of 100 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Per federal guidelines, Riverwood is offering the vaccine initially to its frontline […]

Holiday hours for Riverwood clinics, pharmacies

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Fri., Dec. 25, and Fri., Jan. 1. The clinics […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

In November, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 36 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to […]

Riverwood only Minnesota hospital to receive award for emergency care excellence

Press Ganey has named Riverwood Healthcare Center a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner.  Other than a Woodbury, Minn. surgery center, Riverwood is the only Minnesota hospital to receive this […]

Riverwood opens Aitkin pharmacy

On June 29, Riverwood Healthcare Center opened a new retail pharmacy co-located with Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin. “We are pleased to partner with Paulbeck’s County Market to bring a […]