Riverwood clinics close for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the July 4th holiday on Fri., July 3. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will also be closed on July 3. Urgent Care hours are typically in 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for major holidays. The Aitkin clinic […]

Surgeon to begin MIMIS fellowship training

Robert Johnson, M.D., of Wilmington, North Carolina, will begin his post-graduate advanced surgical training on Aug. 1 at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) located at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Dr. Johnson is the 14th surgeon to be accepted for the one-year Fellowship training program […]

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 […]

Riverwood reopens elective surgical procedures

Following Governor Walz’s executive order to allow Minnesota hospitals to resume performing nonemergency surgical procedures, Riverwood Healthcare Center  reopened its surgery operations for elective procedures on Monday, May 11. “This is good news for everyone,” said Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “The temporary closing of elective surgeries has allowed time for Riverwood and hospitals statewide to […]

Health officials announce second positive case of COVID-19

Minnesota health officials confirmed the second positive case of COVID-19 in Aitkin County.  See the announcement from Aitkin County Health and Human Services.

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on May 19 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, kidney dialysis center, the new […]

COVID-19 illness and return to work

We know that you have a lot of questions right now—questions about COVID-19 and how to keep you and your loved ones safe. One of the questions that has come up is: Do I need a note for permission from my healthcare provider to return to work after I’ve been ill with a respiratory illness? […]

Health officials announce first positive COVID-19 case in Aitkin County

Minnesota health officials confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Aitkin County.  See the announcement from Aitkin County Health and Human Services.

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s visitor restrictions have been extended to its clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. Patients are asked to attend their appointments for exams or tests alone. When a patient needs help getting escorted to a test or exam, Riverwood staff members will offer assistance. Compassionate exceptions will […]