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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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Prostate cancer screening leads to early detection

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. At Riverwood, we have a dedicated […]

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Stay safe from injuries this fall season

Riverwood staffers bike together weekly. Pictured are Wendy Franke, Angie Kjelstrom and Angie Kuppich.By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center The leaves have begun to change and […]

Spine procedures help patient enjoy pain-free living

Linda Causton suffered from intense pain that took a toll on her enjoyment of life over a period of many years. She relates her positive experience of getting pain relief […]

Riverwood pharmacist’s research featured in national medical journal

Riverwood Pharmacist Haley Muehlbauer (formerly Noeldner) is the author of a research article on infectious disease and its treatment that was published in the June 2022 issue of “Antimicrobial Stewardship […]

Robotic hernia repair supports rapid recovery

Dave Lahr did online research to find the best robotic-assisted hernia surgery option. Residing in St. Augusta near St. Cloud, he searched close to home first, but ended up choosing […]

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General surgeons to retire, leave legacy

After nearly four decades of service, both Drs. Paul Severson and Howard McCollister will retire from clinical practice as program directors, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, in July. “The […]

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Delta-8 products pose serious health risks

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Coordinator for Riverwood Healthcare Center The Minnesota Legislature recently approved the sale of delta-8 products in Minnesota, effective July 1, 2022. Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known […]

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Riverwood welcomes new urologist

  Urologist Matthew Watson, D.O., will join the medical staff of Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin in August. Dr. Watson will provide state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis, treatment and management […]

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Riverwood announces Orthopaedic Fellow

Matthew Musto, D.O., will begin his post graduate advanced orthopaedic surgical training at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics located at Riverwood Healthcare Center on August 1. He comes to MCO […]

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Grilling with fruits, vegetables

  Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons share these tips for healthy grilling with fruits and vegetables. The hot summer months are usually accompanied with backyard barbeques, which are […]

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Golf event to support kids with cancer

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation invite the public to the annual Golf Charity Event presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Gather with family or friends for the 18-hole tournament on Friday, […]

Men’s Health reminder: Seek preventive care

June is Men’s Health Month, a time for men to look at how to maintain their own good health. This includes screening for cancers, some of which men might not […]

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Healthy tips for dining out

Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons share these tips for making healthier choices while dining out. Over the years, dining out has become the norm and less of a […]

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TIF Talk on GERD treatment features Dr. Loveitt

If you are suffering from chronic heartburn or acid reflux or have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and struggling to control your symptoms with dietary and lifestyle changes […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Did you know that most strokes are preventable? A large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It’s a matter of knowing what […]

Tips to stay hydrated through summer season

Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons have shared these tips on how to stay hydrated. With the return of summer and warmer temperatures, many of us will spend more […]

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Riverwood offers a way to honor mothers

At Riverwood Healthcare Birthing Center, our team of caregivers ensures every new baby and mother has the best experience possible, providing the tender, compassionate care they need. Technology plays a […]

Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery Webinar

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. […]

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Equipment upgrade supports breathing for trauma, surgery patients

Helping patients breathe in an emergency situation is vital for our Emergency Department staff. An upgraded GlideScope tool is proving invaluable in supporting patient care in both Riverwood’s Emergency and […]

The Riverwood patient experience sparks gratitude

At Riverwood Healthcare Center, we continue to be grateful for our patients and staff. Here we share our reasons why. The heart of Riverwood lies within our patients and staff. […]

Aesthetic Skincare 10% off for the holidays

Are you looking for the perfect, last minute gift for the holidays? Melissa Herbranson, MD, and Megan Workman, DNP, CNM specialize in a variety of aesthetic skincare. Riverwood Healthcare Center […]

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. 24, and Fri., Dec. 31. The Same […]

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Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship awards

Riverwood Foundation’s Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Endowment has awarded $11,000 to support advanced nursing education for five Riverwood Healthcare Center employees. The 2021 recipients include Nichole Bock, certified nursing assistant/health […]

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic in McGregor

On Tues., Nov. 30, Riverwood Healthcare Center and Aitkin County Public Health will offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the McGregor Community Center. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Riverwood […]

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McGregor family thankful for OB care at Riverwood

The Nistler family is featured in Riverwood Foundation’s annual year-end appeal letter that is inviting donations to support our Birthing Center.  Make your gift at riverwoodhealthcare.org via the GIVE NOW […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 4, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 59 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2020 and 2021 at a special dinner at the Arrowwood Lodge […]

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