Riverwood clinics close for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the holiday on Thurs., July 4. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will also be closed on July 4, and will be open Fri., July 5. Urgent Care hours are typically in 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for […]

Riverwood announces new director of nursing

Riverwood Healthcare Center has selected Jeanine LeBlanc as Director of Nursing  for inpatient care.In this role, LeBlanc’s key duties include advocating for hospital patients and nursing staff members, assuring optimal patient care and superior outcomes, collaborating closely with providers to provide care to patients, and assuring compliance with Joint Commission standards and governmental regulations. “Jeanine […]

Women’s Cancer support group meets in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a cancer support group that meets monthly on the fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., from April through November. The group will meet in the hospital’s Support Services wing in room E. The group is open to women with any type of cancer. Women who have been newly diagnosed with […]

Volunteer gives back out of gratitude for care

National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, is a time to honor and acknowledge all that volunteers do to keep our communities healthy and strong. At Riverwood Healthcare Center, more than 100 volunteers give their time to a wide range of activities at the hospital and clinic. Renee Irwin, a Riverwood Auxiliary member who started volunteering at […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or reflux disease?  Attend a free dinner seminar to learn about advanced testing and treatment from an innovative center offering comprehensive care from a team of nationally recognized reflux specialists. The “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” program will be held on Thurs., May 2, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Black Bear […]

Plan ahead for health care decisions

Riverwood Healthcare Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD).   As a participating organization, Riverwood is providing information and tools for […]

Learn solutions for elbow pain

The body’s elbow enables hugging a family member, swinging a golf club, or lifting all kinds of items for daily living.  Because it’s not a simple joint, elbow injuries or medical conditions may have complex treatment solutions. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a seminar called “Solutions for Elbow Pain” at the Aitkin hospital in conference […]

Riverwood 2018 report on colon cancer awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined. More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but it is a disease that is preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no […]

Advanced solutions offer reflux relief

GERD Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2018. It’s observed during Thanksgiving Week because after a large feast, many individuals suffer digestive discomfort. Heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Others may include regurgitation, a chronic cough, hoarseness and chest pain. Each person’s experience can be very different. The cause of GERD […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions seminar in Hill City

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” program on Tues., Nov. 13, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hill City School, Community Room, 500 Ione Ave. Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux specialist […]