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Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

11.15.2021    Comments Off on Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 4, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 59 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2020 and 2021 at a special dinner at the Arrowwood Lodge in Brainerd. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40, totals 998! Cindi Baker, interim CEO for Riverwood, expressed gratitude for all that […]

Riverwood issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate

11.15.2021    Comments Off on Riverwood issues Covid-19 vaccine mandate

In compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that was issued Nov. 5, Riverwood Healthcare Center is requiring all staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Because of their proven effectiveness at preventing COVID-19, vaccines remain the safest way to protect our patients, our staff and the community,” said Cindi Baker, […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions virtual seminar

11.03.2021    Comments Off on Reflux, heartburn solutions virtual seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or reflux disease? Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin. Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” virtual seminar on Tues., Nov. 16, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Loveitt, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC), and Physician Assistant T. J. Hirsch […]

Aitkin hospital receives CALS designation renewal

11.03.2021    Comments Off on Aitkin hospital receives CALS designation renewal

On Nov. 2, the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) program recognized Riverwood Healthcare Center for its CALS Hospital designation with a recertification certificate. “Riverwood first received this designation in 2008 and has long recognized the value excellence in emergency medicine education,” said David Taylor, emergency physician and chief medical officer at Riverwood. “We are pleased […]

Riverwood to not offer COVID-19 antibodies treatment

11.01.2021    Comments Off on Riverwood to not offer COVID-19 antibodies treatment

Riverwood Healthcare Center will not offer monoclonal antibodies treatment for COVID-19 patients at this time due to staffing concerns. “We’ve been offering the monoclonal antibodies infusion treatment for the past year, but with a large increase in the number of referrals of Covid patients this fall, we no longer have enough specially trained nursing staff […]

Aitkin community vaccine clinic to offer Covid booster, flu shots

10.27.2021    Comments Off on Aitkin community vaccine clinic to offer Covid booster, flu shots

Aitkin County Public Health and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to offer another joint community clinic to administer both flu shots and COVID-19 booster vaccine.  The clinic will be held on Tues., Nov. 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered. To […]