Navigating the ATV trails safely

04.19.2024    Comments Off on Navigating the ATV trails safely

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) provide excitement and versatility for outdoor enthusiasts, but they also come with inherent risks. Understanding ATV safety and practicing awareness while riding is crucial to prevent accidents […]

Riverwood welcomes new environmental services manager

04.11.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood welcomes new environmental services manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is delighted to introduce Rachel Dwyer as our new Environmental Services Manager. In her role, Rachel will oversee a range of responsibilities in the Environmental Services department, […]

Riverwood welcomes senior human resources generalist

04.10.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood welcomes senior human resources generalist

Riverwood Healthcare is pleased to welcome Susan Zelenak as senior human resources generalist to its staff. In this role, Zelenak will support Riverwood’s team with a variety of HR projects […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

04.04.2024    Comments Off on Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

The month of April is dedicated to promoting Esophageal Cancer awareness and education around the risk posed by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease (GERD). Esophageal cancer is deadly and […]

Understanding Parkinson’s disease, treatment options

04.02.2024    Comments Off on Understanding Parkinson’s disease, treatment options

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with barely noticeable tremors in one hand. As the disease progresses, symptoms become more […]

Bonnie O’Neil wraps up 50 years with Riverwood

04.02.2024    Comments Off on Bonnie O’Neil wraps up 50 years with Riverwood

Bonnie O’Neil wasn’t looking for a job when she was admitted to the Aitkin Community Hospital in Aitkin in 1973. She had suffered a broken leg in a snowmobile accident […]

Riverwood welcomes behavioral health therapist

03.28.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood welcomes behavioral health therapist

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Natalie Hughes has joined its Behavioral Health provider team as a behavioral health therapist. In this role she will assess, diagnose, and […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions seminar

03.26.2024    Comments Off on Reflux, heartburn solutions seminar

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 […]

Wilson family nursing scholarship open for applications

03.19.2024    Comments Off on Wilson family nursing scholarship open for applications

In memory of the late Roger and Sandy Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin created the Roger and Sandy Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves. The fund is administered by […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

03.18.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its 76th Annual Meeting on Wed., March 27, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via […]

Riverwood dietitians offer nutrition tips

03.07.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood dietitians offer nutrition tips

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is Beyond the Table. This is a time to recognize our team of registered dietitians at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Megan Perpich […]

Colon cancer screening saves lives

03.05.2024    Comments Off on Colon cancer screening saves lives

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, develops in the colon or rectum and typically begins as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, these polyps can turn […]

Ortho rehab specialist educates local therapists

03.05.2024    Comments Off on Ortho rehab specialist educates local therapists

Terry Buisman, a seasoned physical therapist with Ortho Rehab Specialists in Minneapolis, presented a continuing education course on shoulder pathology and therapies at Riverwood Healthcare Center on March 1 and […]

Riverwood gets grant to address hunger among seniors

02.29.2024    Comments Off on Riverwood gets grant to address hunger among seniors

Riverwood Healthcare Center, with the help of the Aitkin Farmers Market Hub and Aitkin County Public Health, was awarded the Minnesota Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) grant by the Minnesota […]

National list of rural health care execs includes Riverwood CEO

02.29.2024    Comments Off on National list of rural health care execs includes Riverwood CEO

In a recent issue of Becker’s Hospital Review features Riverwood Healthcare Center CEO Ken Westman on its national list of “110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know” for […]


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