Riverwood welcomes first 2024 baby

It’s another special delivery at Riverwood Healthcare Center with the first baby of 2024 for Aitkin County. On Jan. 10, the hospital staff warmly welcomed beautiful Millie Lou, the first […]

Cervical cancer awareness for women

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus connecting to the vagina. It is a significant global health concern, but […]

Nurse Practitioner joins Riverwood McGregor Clinic

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Tyler Zuk, who joined the primary care staff at its McGregor clinic in January. Growing up on a farm in Kettle […]

Get help to quit smoking

Quitting smoking or tobacco use isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Some smokers choose the Great American Smokeout event […]

Physical therapist joins Riverwood Healthcare

Heather Molenda, physical therapist, has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s therapy services team. Molenda’s prior experience includes working in physical therapy roles for 30 years in a variety of health care […]

Riverwood to offer Covid-19 vaccinations

The Covid-19 vaccine is now available locally, and Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer two public clinics where individuals may get both the flu and Covid shots the last week in […]

Riverwood receives statewide award for community benefits

Riverwood Healthcare Center was recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for one of the outstanding community programs in Minnesota with its Riverwood Connects program. At the recent 2023 MHA […]

Riverwood connects patients to community resources

For those looking for community resources and don’t know where to begin, Riverwood Healthcare Center now offers two new ways to find support through Riverwood Connects. Find Help is an […]

Lifesaving care makes difference for Hill City family

Riley Holm of Hill City and her mother, Laurie, say that early intervention by Riverwood Healthcare Center providers have saved her life multiple times. Diagnosed with biliary atresia as an […]

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 […]