Riverwood opens Aitkin pharmacy

Mike Paulbeck, Spencer Page (Pharmacy Director) & Jason Brunko (pharmacy manager)

On June 29, Riverwood Healthcare Center opened a new retail pharmacy co-located with Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin.

“We are pleased to partner with Paulbeck’s County Market to bring a new retail pharmacy to Aitkin,” said Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “We think local residents and seasonal visitors will enjoy the convenience of shopping for their grocery and pharmacy needs just off the main highway into town.”

Spencer Page, Riverwood’s pharmacy director, has played a huge role in planning and overseeing the pharmacy project.

“Another huge benefit is that when our patients fill their prescriptions at a Riverwood pharmacy, this supports continuity of care,” Page said. “A joint medical record between our hospital and the new pharmacy will improve efficiency and patient safety. In addition, our pharmacy staff offers caring, personalized customer service, including medication counseling and information.”

Open seven days a week, the pharmacy’s hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The phone number for the Riverwood Aitkin Pharmacy is 218-429-4344. The pharmacy staff welcomes the opportunity to discuss their services with the community.

The pharmacy offers a convenient drive-through pick-up window and a no-charge mail-out service as well. Prescription medication delivery will be available in the Aitkin area with some restrictions. Ask the pharmacy staff for details.

Jason Brunko, pharmacy manager, brings seven years of experience as a pharmacist to the new Riverwood Pharmacy in Aitkin. Filling out the staff will be a staff pharmacist and several pharmacy technicians.

Since 2007, Riverwood has operated a retail pharmacy in Garrison, which is co-located with its Garrison clinic. Both pharmacies offer the RxLocal app, which allows customers to request refills, set up reminders, and message directly with the pharmacy staff via their cell phone or other digital device.