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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 Thurs., Jan. 7, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Sign up with an opportunity to submit questions at https://rwhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VOJgUHJIS6-ktUMMGQqBQA Dr. Taylor will address what’s happening locally with incidence of […]

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 healthcare workers. “We are happy to begin distributing the vaccine to our staff,” said Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer. “The side effects are minimal […]

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 Johnson in offering obstetric and gynecological care at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin. She specializes in high-risk obstetric care, teamwork education and general gynecology. Most […]

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 for hospital and clinic patients with only a few compassionate exceptions. There will be exceptions made for minor children, vulnerable adults, some surgical patients, and […]

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 after getting the vaccine, but drop in the elderly and those with immuno-compromising diseases. Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer flu clinics for the public by […]

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 symptoms or exposure to the virus at our Aitkin and McGregor locations,” said Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood’s chief medical officer who has been leading the […]

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 who have COVID-19-like symptoms and meet these criteria: 1) Over age 65, 2) Living in or recently in congregate care (e.g. nursing homes, assisted living), […]

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 TO FULL INTERVIEW “We are happy to bring elective surgeries back to Riverwood,” Dr. Severson said. ”Per Governor Walz’s order allowing elective surgeries to resume […]

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 pressure, heart or lung disease, or other acute or chronic conditions, don’t ignore warning signs that need medical attention. Call your health care provider to […]

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 TO FULL INTERVIEW “The good news is that the Shelter in Place order from Gov. Tim Walz is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 […]

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