General surgeon joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome General Surgeon Andrew Loveitt, D.O., to its specialty care medical staff. Dr. Loveitt is the fifth surgeon to join the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) in Aitkin and Crosby. He will practice with Dr. Tim LeMieur, Dr. Howard McCollister, Dr. Shawn Roberts and Dr. Paul Severson. […]

Golf event to support McGregor clinic

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation are hosting the annual Golf Charity Event on Fri., July 13, at Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Riverwood’s McGregor clinic, which has served the community since 1977. The clinic offers primary care services, including lab, x-ray and physical therapy, from a team […]

New services, healthcare professionals at Riverwood

The summer issue of our Healthy Living newsletter features a cover story on Riverwood’s national recognition as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital–the only one of 78 CAH’s in Minnesota to make this list! Thanks to all the local healthcare professionals on our staff who deliver high quality healthcare and support great patient experiences every […]

Orthopaedic team continues to grow

The Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO) continues to add to its staff, including a nurse practitioner and a nurse coordinator at Riverwood Healthcare Center, as the need for orthopaedic care continues to grow rapidly in north central Minnesota. Josh Jacobson, Nurse Practitioner specializing in orthopaedics, joined Riverwood’s medical staff earlier this year and sees patients […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Did you know that family history, sedentary lifestyle or questionable meal planning can all put you at risk for diabetes? If your healthcare provider has expressed concern about weight gain or an increase in your blood glucose (sugar) level, that’s another sign that you may be heading toward a diabetes diagnosis. The good news is […]

Riverwood now offers 3D mammography in Aitkin

The five-year survival rate is close to 100 percent when breast cancer is caught early. Riverwood recently began providing 3D mammographyTM exams at its Aitkin hospital, which supports early breast cancer detection. “We are thrilled to provide 3D mammography to our community,” said Jan Hegman, nurse practitioner and oncology care coordinator at Riverwood. “It can […]

Riverwood welcomes new CEO

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Sandberg as chief executive officer. He will join Riverwood on June 18, 2018. Sandberg brings more than 20 years of health care leadership experience, including a broad range of responsibilities. He most recently served as the vice president, Regional Operations for Ridgeview Medical Center […]

Riverwood ranks among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in U.S.

For the second year in a row, Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Riverwood, scored best among critical access hospitals nationwide as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings […]

Learn about common eye problems, treatment

As you age, the risk for eye diseases increases. Learn about some common eye problems, how to recognize symptoms and pursue treatment at a June 7 lunch and learn seminar in McGregor. A seminar called “The Aging Eye and What You Need to Know” will be presented by Dr. Adam Ahlquist, ophthalmologist from Great River […]

Hand, wrist pain solutions seminar

Are you or someone you know suffering from hand or wrist pain? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a “Solutions for Hand or Wrist Pain” seminar on Mon., May 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Hear from Dr. Susan Moen, orthopaedic surgeon […]