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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 […]

Riverwood to host virtual Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on Wed., March 31 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 and the Foundation. These […]

Riverwood announces several Covid-related changes

Last week, Riverwood Healthcare Center made a few changes to further relax Covid-19 restrictions. The screening stations for symptom checking and temperature monitoring at the Riverwood Aitkin main entrance and Therapy Services entrances have been discontinued. The registration staff will continue screening for Covid-19 symptoms during the patient check-in procedure. All visitors to the Aitkin […]

Hospital foundation launches fundraising campaign for CPR device

In honor of American Heart Month, the Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation launched the Save the Heartbeat fundraising campaign. The campaign goal to raise $14,000 will fully fund a LUCAS chest compression system for the critical access hospital. GIVE NOW As the most advanced CPR technology available, the LUCAS device delivers consistent high-quality chest compressions, overcomes […]

Virtual forum to address COVID-19 and stress

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates regularly to inform the public of local issues and information. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Feb. 4, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson will present information on COVID-induced stress disorder, the symptoms and healthy ways to […]

Riverwood begins first COVID-19 vaccine distribution

On Jan. 27, Riverwood Healthcare Center begins its first COVID-19 vaccine distribution for older patients with a limited supply of vaccine. Riverwood is using this vaccine to vaccinate about 700 Riverwood patients on Jan. 27 in Aitkin. Given the limited vaccine supply, a targeted group of patients at higher risk for getting seriously ill with […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2021 baby

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Amir James, was born to Montrell Saba and Natiha Green of Aitkin, on Jan. 8 at 1:36 a.m. The baby weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. and is 18 inches long. Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck is Natiha’s physician. For this special “first baby” honor, […]

Riverwood changes Aitkin entrance use

Riverwood Healthcare Center has changed its entrance use and screening for its Aitkin hospital and clinic facility. Effective Wed., Nov. 18, all patients with scheduled appointments and visitors should use the main entrance, as before the pandemic. The Therapy Services entrance will be used for therapy patients only again. Surgery patients will continue to use […]

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions, testing

Given the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s visitor restrictions have changed effective Nov. 6. Riverwood has activated full visitor restrictions with no visitors permitted for hospital and clinic patients with only a few compassionate exceptions. There will be exceptions made for minor children, vulnerable adults, some surgical patients, and […]

Lights of Love program continues with changes

Since 1984, the Riverwood Auxiliary has annually honored and memorialized the loved ones of area residents with the Lights of Love program, including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of the hospital. “In 2020, we will continue the tradition with a few COVID-19 related changes,” said Dorothy Casey, Riverwood Auxiliary co-vice chairperson. “The […]

Riverwood offers online scheduling of COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
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