Nurse anesthetist joins Riverwood

Rob Schmieg, a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA), has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s surgical services provider team.  Schmieg brings extensive anesthesia experience, working at Lakewood Health in Staples as a CRNA […]

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Reflux patient shares successful treatment outcome

For more than 50 years, Sandy F. struggled with acid reflux symptoms. She finally found long-lasting relief when she sought care at the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center at Riverwood […]

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Riverwood introduces new ENT physicians

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce a new team of physicians to provide ear, nose and throat care at its specialty clinic in Aitkin. Dr. Kurtis Waters and Dr. […]

Riverwood Healthcare hires CIO consultant

Riverwood Healthcare is pleased to announce the hire of Mark Waind, Chief Information Officer consultant. Waind is an accomplished health care executive with 15 years of chief information officer experience. […]

Riverwood announces diabetes care, education nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Breann Goedken has moved into the position of diabetes care and education nurse. With the completion of her registered nurse degree from Central […]

Miranda King experiences exceptional acid reflux care

During her 20’s and early 30’s, Miranda King suffered from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). At age 34, she finally found permanent relief through treatment at the Minnesota Reflux and […]

Seasonal illnesses seminar to address concerns, questions

Fever, sore throat and body aches are common symptoms of illness circulating this winter. Is it the flu, Covid or another respiratory ailment? How do you know when to seek […]

Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

Two furry friends specialize in bringing smiles and joy to young and old alike. Just about everyone they see is excited to see and pet them. Muppet and Snickers, both […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2023 baby

Welcome Lucas David, Riverwood’s first baby of the new year! Baby Lucas was born to Elizabeth and Chris Lilley on Jan. 2 at 5:47 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. and 19 […]

Protect yourself, others from seasonal illnesses

This holiday season, seasonal illnesses are adding to the stress many people often feel this time of year. In addition to COVID-19, Influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), […]

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Healthy holiday eating tips

From Riverwood Dietitians, Megan Perpich, LD/RD, & Melissa Simons, LD/RD The holiday season in December poses many challenges and temptations when it comes to healthy eating. Here are a few […]

GERD Awareness and Thanksgiving week

Time to eat and drink wisely Each year during the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 20-26, Riverwood Healthcare Center recognizes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a national health care observance designed to […]

Reflux and Heartburn seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or acid reflux disease?  Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin. Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” seminar on Tues., […]

Bladder health matters

November is Bladder Awareness Month. Riverwood would like to take this opportunity to help you learn about and take charge of your bladder health. Good bladder health is essential because […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 10, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 47 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2022 at a special dinner at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Their […]

Riverwood introduces comprehensive women’s health team

Riverwood Healthcare Center has a team of experienced providers offering advanced and comprehensive women’s health care. “We were happy to welcome Dr. Alisha Lindberg, obstetrician and gynecologist, to our women’s […]

Riverwood welcomes new urology provider

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of Physician Assistant Elizabeth Lilley to its urology care team in Aitkin. Lilley joins Dr. Brandon Reynolds, Dr. Matthew Watson and […]

Learn stroke warning signs

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Manager, Riverwood Healthcare Center Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, globally about one in four adults over the age of 25 […]

Dr. Erik Severson named top orthopaedic doctor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has named Orthopaedic Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., a top orthopaedic surgery doctor. He is ranked first out of 12 providers in the area […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Know your risks, take prevention steps, get screened Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without the normal control. Cancerous tumors […]

Lifesaving care makes difference for Hill City family

Riley Holm of Hill City and her mother, Laurie, say that early intervention by Riverwood Healthcare Center providers have saved her life multiple times. Diagnosed with biliary atresia as an […]

Annual medical exam virtual seminar

Are you making time for routine medical exams for yourself and family members? Find out how an annual checkup can support overall wellness and help prevent disease, saving lives when […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Matt Foman, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). […]

Riverwood announces medical records host transition, postponement of new clinic in McGregor

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors recently approved investing in the transition to a new electronic health record system, which has great strategic significance for the organization’s future. “With […]

October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month

By Janet Larson, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month. Depression and mental health are topics not discussed in our personal lives, with friends […]

MyChart offers proxy access to help manage healthcare for others

If you manage the care of a child or another adult, access to their medical records can be vital. The MyChart medical records system used by Riverwood Healthcare Center offers […]

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Riverwood welcomes another nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Abbey Baillif, who joins Riverwood’s family medicine staff in October. Baillif earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the College […]

Blood donation opportunity in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Fri., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Schedule […]

Riverwood 2022 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated can protect you and your family. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Minnesota […]

Ask A Doc Virtual Town Hall

Do you have questions about health issues or medical concerns? Don’t miss this opportunity to ask a doctor about those things that you may have been wondering about. Attend a […]

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