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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 pandemic. For those hospitalized patients, including the ICU, one to two adult visitors may be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children under age […]

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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 be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Aug. 19, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood’s chief medical officer who has presented a series of COVID-19 forums […]

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 administered by Riverwood Foundation at Riverwood Healthcare Center. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so that aspiring students or […]

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 […]

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