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Blood donation opportunity in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Fri., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Schedule […]

Riverwood 2022 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated can protect you and your family. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Minnesota […]

New family physician returns home to begin practice

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes will begin his practice in Aitkin in mid-August. He […]

Riverwood to host mental health forum

With pandemic pressures, life changes and busy work schedules today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a […]

Why get an annual medical checkup?

If you feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue, do you really need to make time for an […]

Aitkin County Community Forum: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination

The University of Minnesota Extension Office and College of Pharmacy have partnered with Aitkin County Public Health, Riverwood Healthcare Center, and GuidePoint Pharmacy—local providers of COVID-19 vaccine—to host a virtual […]

Riverwood Covid-19 vaccine clinics open to all

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older, according to the latest Minnesota vaccine eligibility guidelines that became effective March 30. Riverwood is scheduling […]

Vaccine eligibility opens to wider group of Minnesotans

There is more good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front. On March 9, Gov. Walz announced that the state will expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the next two phases for […]

Covid-19 testing at Riverwood

Getting tested for COVID-19 is recommended if you are having symptoms outlined below or have been exposed to someone who has recently tested positive. Symptoms may include fever or chills, […]

Riverwood continues COVID-19 vaccine distribution

During the month of February, Riverwood Healthcare Center will continue to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to those most at risk in the 65 and older group with a limited supply of […]

Riverwood begins first COVID-19 vaccine distribution

On Jan. 27, Riverwood Healthcare Center begins its first COVID-19 vaccine distribution for older patients with a limited supply of vaccine. Riverwood is using this vaccine to vaccinate about 700 […]

Riverwood virtual forum with COVID-19 update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates from Dr. David Taylor, Chief Medical Officer, several times monthly. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on […]

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Riverwood

On Dec. 18, Riverwood Healthcare Center received its first shipment of 100 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Per federal guidelines, Riverwood is offering the vaccine initially to its frontline […]

Riverwood welcomes OB/GYN physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined its medical staff. Dr. Tessmer-Tuck joins Drs. Michael and Rachel Cady and Dr. Ann […]

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions, testing

Given the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s visitor restrictions have changed effective Nov. 6. Riverwood has activated full visitor restrictions with no visitors permitted […]

Riverwood 2020 flu clinics to open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks […]

Riverwood update on COVID-19 testing

As we continue to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, Riverwood Healthcare has comprehensive screening and precautions in place to keep patients, visitors and its staff safe. “We’re testing anyone with […]

Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer testing for COVID-19 at its Aitkin and McGregor locations. With a limited amount of test supplies, Riverwood is giving priority for testing to those […]

Dr. Paul Severson shares elective surgeries update on KKIN Radio

Dr. Paul Severson, General Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed about elective surgeries reopening on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program on May 12, 2020. LISTEN […]

Pay attention to your overall health

With a huge focus on COVID-19 and how to prevent it, there’s still a need to pay attention to all aspects of your health. If you have diabetes, high blood […]

Dr. David Taylor shares COVID-19 update on KKIN Radio

With the continued COVID-19 outbreak, Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood Healthcare’s emergency medicine physician and chief medical officer, offered up-to-date information about the coronavirus on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program.  LISTEN […]

Riverwood makes changes to prevent COVID-19 spread

Riverwood Healthcare is taking additional steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), including doing screening for respiratory symptoms at clinic entrances, postponing routine, non-critical clinic appointments and elective […]

Dr. David Taylor gives COVID-19 interview on KKIN Radio

In February, Riverwood Healthcare set up an Incident Command unit to cover the information, preparation, and medical needs surrounding COVID-19, with Dr. Taylor as commander and Director of Nursing Jeanine […]

Riverwood activates coronavirus preparedness plan

In late February, Riverwood Healthcare Center began preparedness activities to plan for the potential arrival of patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer for Riverwood, […]

Fall 2019 flu shots at Riverwood clinics

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. […]

Riverwood Diabetes Education program merits national recognition

The Riverwood Healthcare Center diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued Recognition status from the American Diabetes Association. The ADA Education Recognition assures that approved education services have met […]

Riverwood flu clinics open

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. […]

Gala focus is health care for children

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fine dining and fun while contributing to a health care cause. Riverwood Healthcare is hosting its annual Gala on Sat., Oct. […]

What’s up at Riverwood Healthcare?

The Spring issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights orthopaedic care, introduces several new providers and presents information on colon cancer care and screening. Here’s a quick summary of all […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2018 baby

The first baby of the year didn’t wait for her mother to get to the hospital in Aitkin. At 8:29 a.m. on Jan. 19, Kelsey Henson had to do a […]