Riverwood earns Joint Commission accreditation for lab services

Riverwood Healthcare Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation for its laboratory services by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is […]

Riverwood announces new Radiology manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Katie Pudas as the new Radiology Department manager. Pudas, former radiology technologist who served in the role of supervisor of the department for […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2024 baby

It’s another special delivery at Riverwood Healthcare Center with the first baby of 2024 for Aitkin County. On Jan. 10, the hospital staff warmly welcomed beautiful Millie Lou, the first […]

Nurse Practitioner joins Riverwood McGregor Clinic

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Tyler Zuk, who joined the primary care staff at its McGregor clinic in January. Growing up on a farm in Kettle […]

Riverwood introduces new orthopaedic provider

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome a new member to its orthopaedic team in Aitkin, Nurse Practitioner Jeff Temple. With a wide array of clinical and surgical experience, Temple […]

Holiday Mental Health Tips

The holiday season, often portrayed as a time of joy, can also bring about stress and anxiety for many. Almost two-thirds of people with mental illness feel the holidays worsen […]

Snow Removal Safety

As winter blankets our surroundings in a serene layer of snow, the task of snow removal becomes a necessary yet potentially hazardous activity. Whether you’re shoveling by hand or using […]

Holiday hours for Riverwood clinics, pharmacies

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed Mon., Dec. 25, and Mon., Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Same […]

Riverwood to launch enhanced electronic health record

Riverwood Healthcare Center is excited to announce in January 2024 a transition to a new electronic health records (EHR) system. This transition will allow Riverwood patients to be more active […]

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Riverwood receives Minnesota Rural Health Team Award

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded Riverwood Healthcare Center with the 2023 Minnesota Rural Health Team Award for its work in identifying the social determinants of health among […]

Lights of Love to honor loved ones

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 […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 2, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 46 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year at a special dinner at Ruttger’s Bay Lake […]

Get help to quit smoking

Quitting smoking or tobacco use isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Some smokers choose the Great American Smokeout event […]

Online app helps manage medications

Managing prescription medications can be time-consuming and complex. Now there’s an online tool called RxLocal that can help make the process easier. “Mobile apps like RxLocal streamline pharmacy service and […]

Riverwood 2023 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated offers the best protection. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Riverwood Healthcare Center […]

Nurse anesthetist joins Riverwood

Holly Frischmon, a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA), has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s surgical services provider team. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minor in Biology from the College […]

Level III Trauma hospital in Aitkin achieves recertification

The Minnesota Department of Health recently recertified Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin as a Level III Trauma hospital. After participating in an intense training process to become part of Minnesota’s […]

Two new knees support active outdoor lifestyle

Physical difficulties with her knee joints began interfering with Jody Slinger’s enjoyment of life eight years ago when she was in her mid-50s. Today at age 60 two new knee […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Hipp to the organization’s Governing Board of Directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m happy to welcome Heather,” […]

Nurse practitioner to offer urology care at McGregor clinic

Cindy Hauser, a family nurse practitioner and certified urological nurse practitioner for Riverwood Healthcare Center, will now see patients in McGregor. Hauser, who has practiced in both primary care medicine […]

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Riverwood Healthcare Center introduces state-of-the-art MRI machine

Since magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning technology was first introduced in hospitals in the 1980s, the speed of the scans and image quality has continued to improve significantly to greatly […]

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Riverwood announces specialty clinic manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Kari Carlson, registered nurse, as specialty clinic manager for its clinic in Aitkin. This role is a new position to help support day-to-day […]

Riverwood Healthcare Center achieves Critical Access Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Riverwood Healthcare Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a […]

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Riverwood connects patients to community resources

For those looking for community resources and don’t know where to begin, Riverwood Healthcare Center now offers two new ways to find support through Riverwood Connects. Find Help is an […]

Humana recognizes Riverwood with patient experience award

Humana, a health plan administrator based in Louisville, Kentucky, recognized Riverwood Healthcare Center with the 2022 Patient Experience Award. The award is based on an organization’s measured ability to provide […]

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Stroke care is time sensitive

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma & Stroke Program Manager, Riverwood Healthcare Center Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in Minnesota. In […]

Golf event supports local cancer fund

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation are pleased to announce $34,000 was raised to help support the Zach Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund at Riverwood Foundation during the 2023 golf charity […]

Enjoy health benefits of blueberries

If you could pick a food that is jam packed with health benefits, what would it be? Try blueberries. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients that may help prevent […]

Practice sun safety to reduce skin cancer risk

During the summer months in Minnesota, lots of fun activities draw us outdoors during hot, sunny days. However, spending more time in the sun can increase your risk for skin […]

Tips on how to cope with heat-related illness

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center Heat-related illnesses can occur rapidly during hot summer days and be life-threatening in some cases. Learn the symptoms and what […]