National list of rural health care execs includes Riverwood CEO

02.16.2023    Comments Off on National list of rural health care execs includes Riverwood CEO

A recent issue of Becker’s Hospital Review features Riverwood Healthcare Center CEO Ken Westman on its national list of “80 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” for 2023. This list highlights […]

Riverwood announces surgical services director

02.14.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood announces surgical services director

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Tracey Eakman as the new director of the Surgical Services Department. Eakman brings 14 years of experience overseeing surgery departments in the Twin Cities, at North […]

Heart health and benefits of exercise

02.09.2023    Comments Off on Heart health and benefits of exercise

Heart Health Month in February is a great time for individuals to look at what they can do to improve their heart health and lower heart disease risks. That’s why […]

Riverwood shares surgery expansion update

02.08.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood shares surgery expansion update

  Riverwood Healthcare Center reports that significant progress has been made on its surgery expansion construction project at its hospital in Aitkin. Designed by DSGW Architects with Kraus-Anderson as the […]

Riverwood announces surgical services manager

02.01.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood announces surgical services manager

Jacki Rinta is the new manager of the surgical services department at Riverwood Healthcare Center, where she has worked in multiple leadership roles since 2015. Rinta brings more than 20 […]

Nurse anesthetist joins Riverwood

01.26.2023    Comments Off on Nurse anesthetist joins Riverwood

Rob Schmieg, a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA), has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s surgical services provider team.  Schmieg brings extensive anesthesia experience, working at Lakewood Health in Staples as a CRNA […]

Reflux patient shares successful treatment outcome

01.26.2023    Comments Off on Reflux patient shares successful treatment outcome

For more than 50 years, Sandy F. struggled with acid reflux symptoms. She finally found long-lasting relief when she sought care at the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center at Riverwood […]

Riverwood introduces new ENT physicians

01.24.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood introduces new ENT physicians

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce a new team of physicians to provide ear, nose and throat care at its specialty clinic in Aitkin. Dr. Kurtis Waters and Dr. […]

Riverwood Healthcare hires CIO consultant

01.24.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood Healthcare hires CIO consultant

Riverwood Healthcare is pleased to announce the hire of Mark Waind, Chief Information Officer consultant. Waind is an accomplished health care executive with 15 years of chief information officer experience. […]

Riverwood announces diabetes care, education nurse

01.23.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood announces diabetes care, education nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Breann Goedken has moved into the position of diabetes care and education nurse. With the completion of her registered nurse degree from Central […]

Miranda King experiences exceptional acid reflux care

01.17.2023    Comments Off on Miranda King experiences exceptional acid reflux care

During her 20’s and early 30’s, Miranda King suffered from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). At age 34, she finally found permanent relief through treatment at the Minnesota Reflux and […]

Seasonal illnesses seminar to address concerns, questions

01.12.2023    Comments Off on Seasonal illnesses seminar to address concerns, questions

Fever, sore throat and body aches are common symptoms of illness circulating this winter. Is it the flu, Covid or another respiratory ailment? How do you know when to seek […]

Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

01.12.2023    Comments Off on Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

Two furry friends specialize in bringing smiles and joy to young and old alike. Just about everyone they see is excited to see and pet them. Muppet and Snickers, both […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2023 baby

01.10.2023    Comments Off on Riverwood welcomes first 2023 baby

Welcome Lucas David, Riverwood’s first baby of the new year! Baby Lucas was born to Elizabeth and Chris Lilley on Jan. 2 at 5:47 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. and 19 […]

Safety tips to avoid common winter injuries

01.04.2023    Comments Off on Safety tips to avoid common winter injuries

By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center During the winter months, there are many risks every day for sustaining a traumatic injury. Here are a few winter-specific […]