Riverwood Healthcare Center provides a full continuum of healthcare services and specialties at our facility in Aitkin. Mammograms, lab tests and rehabilitation services are also offered at our clinics in Garrison and McGregor. As an outpatient, you can access sophisticated diagnostics such as an MRI or CT scan to basic rehabilitation services or diabetes education. As an inpatient, you can obtain acute hospital care or advanced surgical procedures such as a total joint replacement or a corneal transplant close to home.

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Dave Lahr did online research to find the best robotic-assisted hernia surgery option. Residing in St. Augusta near St. Cloud, he searched close to home first, but ended up choosing the Hernia Specialists of Minnesota at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., a 2-hour drive away. “I wanted to find a surgeon who would do […]


After nearly four decades of service, both Drs. Paul Severson and Howard McCollister will retire from clinical practice as program directors, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, in July. “The stellar surgery legacy these two surgeons are leaving is tremendous,” said Riverwood CEO Ken Westman. “Their contribution to the development of surgical capacity and advanced […]


By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Coordinator for Riverwood Healthcare Center The Minnesota Legislature recently approved the sale of delta-8 products in Minnesota, effective July 1, 2022. Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one […]