Learn about colon cancer prevention in a fun venue

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting “Cheers to Healthy Rears” on Tues., Oct 2, at the Beanery in Aitkin. Learn about colon cancer prevention and screening with a unique blend of education and entertainment. The 5:00 program is FULL, still space in 6:30 one.  RSVP required. Two Riverwood providers, Dr. Joselito Burgos and Nurse Practitioner Jen […]

Riverwood flu clinics open

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Aitkin nurse is Wilson scholarship winner

Riverwood Foundation announced that Rebekah Templin is the recipient of the 2018 Roger Wilson Scholarship. She is attending Northwest Technical College and working toward a Registered Nurse associate degree. Templin currently works as a nursing assistant at Aitkin Health Services, and her long-term career goal is to become a nurse practitioner. The Wilson family of Aitkin established the Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship […]

Gala focus is health care for children

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fine dining and fun while contributing to a health care cause. Riverwood Healthcare is hosting its annual Gala on Sat., Oct. 13, at the 40 Club Banquet Center in Aitkin.  SEE INVITATION This festive event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature an exquisite plated meal […]

McGregor Community Health and Wellness Fair

Treat yourself to a fun way to support your health on Wed., Sept. 26, 3-6 pm. With the feel of fall in the air and all the back-to-school hoopla, we start adjusting our schedules to include the everyday and, sometime, more important issues of our lives, our health and well-being. Put September 26th on your […]

Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship awards

Registered Nurse Adam Burke and Licensed Practical Nurses Brooke Mickelson and Allison Paquette, Riverwood Healthcare Center employees, are this year’s recipients of Riverwood Foundation’s Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Scholarship. Each has received an award of $3,000 to support his or her pursuit of advanced nursing education. Burke, Mickelson and Paquette were selected by Riverwood Foundation’s […]

Garrison clinic, pharmacy closed on Sept. 8

The Riverwood Garrison Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Sat., Sept. 8, to allow Riverwood Healthcare Center providers and pharmacists to attend a training session on opioid medication issues. For any urgent medical issues, patients should call 911 or go to Riverwood’s emergency room in Aitkin. The Garrison clinic is open Monday through Friday, […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this fall. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference room […]

Riverwood welcomes human resources director

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Lee Reichenbach as human resources director and member of its senior management team. He is responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resources functions throughout the organization, and also oversees the Education department. “With a unique combination of experience in human resources and retail […]

Wilson family scholarship fund open for applications

In memory of the late Roger Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger D. Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves.  The fund is administered by Riverwood Foundation at Riverwood Healthcare Center.  See scholarship application. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so that aspiring students or […]