Prepare for medical decisions, choices now

Advance Care Planning is a process that helps a person think about, talk about, and write down his or her choices for future health care decisions. It is important for all adults to have a health care directive—a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow—so that their wishes are known if […]

Living Well with Chronic Conditions class series

Did you know eight out of 10 adults have a chronic health condition such as hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, lung disease, diabetes, depression or anxiety? Managing a chronic condition can improve health and quality of life. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering a class called “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” in Aitkin. The class will […]

Riverwood to host community celebration

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Tues., Aug. 20, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the completion of a 2-year project to renovate and expand its clinic and outpatient care facilities in Aitkin. The project, which broke ground in July 2017 and proceeded in four phases, included relocation and expansion […]

Riverwood announces pharmacy plans, McGregor land purchase

Riverwood Healthcare Center is moving forward with two new initiatives at this time. After evaluating several options for opening a full-service retail pharmacy in Aitkin, including at the hospital, a stand-alone facility or with a local business, Riverwood will be partnering with Paulbeck’s County Market.  Construction will begin at Paulbeck’s in the next few months […]

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 […]