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Blood drive at First Lutheran Church

If you are looking for an opportunity to give blood to meet the emergency need created by the coronavirus pandemic, there is an opportunity coming up in mid-October. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a Red Cross Blood drive at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin on Fri., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more […]

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Riverwood COVID-19 updates

While the COVID-19 delta variant continues to widely circulate among local residents, precautions to prevent the spread of the virus remain very important. Here are some reminders from Riverwood Healthcare Center on procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you need to follow the recommendation for […]

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Suicide prevention awareness, resources

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month.  The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support.  Raising awareness about mental health needs and resources that are readily available is an everyday necessity for our community.  With this in mind, Riverwood Healthcare […]

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Aitkin’s hospital recertified as ‘stroke ready’

Recently, Riverwood Healthcare Center achieved recertification for its designation as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Minnesota Department of Health. The recertification period covers July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024; the initial designation was awarded to Riverwood in 2015. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health to designate hospitals […]

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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 […]

Golf charity event supports Riverwood Infusion Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation are pleased to announce $40,000 was raised to help support the infusion center during the 2021 golf charity event held at Minnesota National Golf Course, McGregor. The 18-hole golf event was held on July 16 and presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. This year 132 golfers gathered to enjoy a delightful […]

Riverwood clinic, pharmacy closings for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the July 4th holiday on Mon., July 5. The Saturday clinic in Aitkin will remain open as usual from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 3. Appointments are requested at 218-927-2157. Riverwood’s pharmacies in Garrison and Aitkin will remain open on […]

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Riverwood recruits physician with hometown roots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes, who is beginning his third year at the Duluth Family Practice Residency, has signed on to begin his practice at Riverwood in late Summer 2022. Hughes earned his medical degree at the University […]

Golf event to support Riverwood Infusion Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation is excited to announce that the 2021 Golf Charity Event presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will look like the event local people know and love. Gather with family or friends for the 18-hole tournament July 16 at the picturesque Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor. Proceeds from this year’s event […]

Riverwood Covid-19 vaccine clinics open to all

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older, according to the latest Minnesota vaccine eligibility guidelines that became effective March 30. Riverwood is scheduling weekly vaccine clinics primarily in Aitkin with some clinics in McGregor as well. To accommodate working individuals and families, vaccine clinics will offer some extended […]

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