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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. To learn more about hernias and how they can be repaired, attend a virtual webinar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Thurs., Feb. 3, 12 […]

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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 Surgery departments. The GlideScope is a tool used in the OR and ER for placement of breathing tubes for patients that need one, either in […]

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. During this pandemic staff and patients have shown resilience, remarkable collaboration, innovation and a sense of community as we all come together to provide compassion […]

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 is offering 10% off all Aesthetic Retail Skincare Services and pharmaceutical grade skincare products from Skin Medica® at Aitkin Pharmacy @ Paulbeck’s Market. This discount […]

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 Day clinic in Aitkin will follow the same holiday closing schedule. Riverwood’s Saturday clinic in Aitkin will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. […]

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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 unit coordinator; Sarah Gaffaney, certified nursing assistant/health unit coordinator; Heather Gretschmann, certified nursing assistant/emergency department tech; Madison Slette, certified nursing assistant; and Amanda Sample, certified […]

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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 will administer Pfizer vaccine shots (first, second or booster). For an appointment, schedule online at https://riverwoodhealthcarecenter.rsvpify.com/ or call 844-428-1323, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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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 link. Shirley and her husband Terry Nistler didn’t realize she would be starting a family tradition when she chose where to give birth to her […]

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 in Brainerd. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40, totals 998! Cindi Baker, interim CEO for Riverwood, expressed gratitude for all that […]

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Riverwood issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate

In compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that was issued Nov. 5, Riverwood Healthcare Center is requiring all staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Because of their proven effectiveness at preventing COVID-19, vaccines remain the safest way to protect our patients, our staff and the community,” said Cindi Baker, […]