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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 […]

Running exercises webinar

Attend a video webinar called “Exercises to enhance your Running Experience” on Wed., July 1, 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. This program is being sponsored by Riverwood Healthcare Center with presenters Jonas Kyllonen, physical therapist, and Amanda Bostrom, speech language pathologist. Register in advance for this video webinar: https://rwhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PargOCtnQnSPdg0M439K7A Submit questions in advance on the registration […]

Annual July golf event has new twist

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Golf Charity Event, occurring anytime between July 1-31 (excluding July 4-5) at the Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor, Minnesota. SEE FLYER INVITATION for more details. Proceeds from this year’s event will support funding for GeneXpert equipment that will be implemented in Riverwood’s labs […]

Riverwood lifts some visitor restrictions

While we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Riverwood Healthcare Center has limited visitors to patients in our hospital, emergency department and clinics. We have been making compassionate exceptions and will continue to do so. Due to a low incidence of COVID-19 illness at this time, Riverwood is lifting some of the restrictions as follows: […]

Riverwood purchases UV machine, continues safety measures

A new disinfecting tool is on the frontline of Riverwood Healthcare Center’s COVID-19 response. Using ultraviolet light, the robot-like UV machine disinfects patient rooms and treatment areas with known or suspected patient contact with the virus. Before purchasing the Xenex UV system in May, Riverwood began using a rental machine in April to disinfect the […]

Hernia repair and rapid recovery

Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. To learn more about how hernias and how they can be repaired, attend a virtual video seminar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Tues., June […]

Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer testing for COVID-19 at its Aitkin and McGregor locations. With a limited amount of test supplies, Riverwood is giving priority for testing to those who have COVID-19-like symptoms and meet these criteria: 1) Over age 65, 2) Living in or recently in congregate care (e.g. nursing homes, assisted living), […]

Dr. Paul Severson shares elective surgeries update on KKIN Radio

Dr. Paul Severson, General Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed about elective surgeries reopening on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program on May 12, 2020. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW “We are happy to bring elective surgeries back to Riverwood,” Dr. Severson said. ”Per Governor Walz’s order allowing elective surgeries to resume […]

Pay attention to your overall health

With a huge focus on COVID-19 and how to prevent it, there’s still a need to pay attention to all aspects of your health. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, or other acute or chronic conditions, don’t ignore warning signs that need medical attention. Call your health care provider to […]