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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 to fund a second LUCAS chest compression system for the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.  The first system was purchased for Riverwood’s Emergency Department thanks to […]

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 or computer. Riverwood will present an overview of the finances for the organization and its operations along with updates on COVID-19 and the Foundation. These […]

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 […]

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 a.m. The baby weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. and is 18 inches long. Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck is Natiha’s physician. For this special “first baby” honor, […]

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 Thurs., Jan. 14, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson will provide a short presentation on COVID-19 and Mental Health. She will describe […]

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 healthcare workers. “We are happy to begin distributing the vaccine to our staff,” said Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer. “The side effects are minimal […]

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 will also close early at noon on Thurs., Dec. 24, and Thurs., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

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 40 years, totals 632! Instead of the usual festive dinner program at Ruttger’s Resort in Deerwood, this annual recognition is being done with an internal […]

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 award. This award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance on patient experience. For this award, Riverwood’s […]

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 new retail pharmacy to Aitkin,” said Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “We think local residents and seasonal visitors will enjoy the convenience of shopping for their […]

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