Riverwood offers quick access to prescription medications

Riverwood Healthcare Center offers quick access for patients to prescription medications via the InstyMeds Dispenser, an automated prescription dispensing cabinet, which is located in the family waiting lobby next to […]

National list of rural health care execs includes Riverwood CEO

A recent issue of Becker’s Hospital Review features Riverwood Healthcare Center CEO Ken Westman on its national list of “80 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” for 2023. This list highlights […]

Riverwood shares surgery expansion update

  Riverwood Healthcare Center reports that significant progress has been made on its surgery expansion construction project at its hospital in Aitkin. Designed by DSGW Architects with Kraus-Anderson as the […]

Riverwood announces diabetes care, education nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Breann Goedken has moved into the position of diabetes care and education nurse. With the completion of her registered nurse degree from Central […]

Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

Two furry friends specialize in bringing smiles and joy to young and old alike. Just about everyone they see is excited to see and pet them. Muppet and Snickers, both […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2023 baby

Welcome Lucas David, Riverwood’s first baby of the new year! Baby Lucas was born to Elizabeth and Chris Lilley on Jan. 2 at 5:47 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. and 19 […]

Managing mental health during holiday season

By Liz Thompson, CNP, PMHNP-BC Holidays are usually a special time when families and friends get together to celebrate and reconnect. Unfortunately, not everyone feels cheerful or happy during this […]

Riverwood introduces comprehensive women’s health team

Riverwood Healthcare Center has a team of experienced providers offering advanced and comprehensive women’s health care. “We were happy to welcome Dr. Alisha Lindberg, obstetrician and gynecologist, to our women’s […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Know your risks, take prevention steps, get screened Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without the normal control. Cancerous tumors […]

Annual medical exam virtual seminar

Are you making time for routine medical exams for yourself and family members? Find out how an annual checkup can support overall wellness and help prevent disease, saving lives when […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Matt Foman, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). […]

Riverwood announces medical records host transition, postponement of new clinic in McGregor

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors recently approved investing in the transition to a new electronic health record system, which has great strategic significance for the organization’s future. “With […]

Riverwood welcomes another nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Abbey Baillif, who joins Riverwood’s family medicine staff in October. Baillif earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the College […]

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 […]

Spine procedures help patient enjoy pain-free living

Linda Causton suffered from intense pain that took a toll on her enjoyment of life over a period of many years. She relates her positive experience of getting pain relief […]

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 […]

Construction on hospital surgery expansion to begin

During the week of July 25-29, construction work will begin on Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital and clinic expansion for surgical services in Aitkin. Riverwood will host a groundbreaking ceremony on […]

TIF Talk on GERD treatment features Dr. Loveitt

If you are suffering from chronic heartburn or acid reflux or have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and struggling to control your symptoms with dietary and lifestyle changes […]

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 […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

The month of April is dedicated to promoting Esophageal Cancer Awareness and education around the risk posed by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease. An estimated one in every five […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to ER nurse

Nurses at Riverwood Healthcare Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses […]

Hernia surgery care exceeds patient’s expectations

After Dave Sadlowsky began experiencing symptoms for an inguinal hernia, he started to have a difficult time standing at work and at football games for any length of time. “Given […]

MPR features Riverwood on workforce shortages nationwide

On Feb. 17, Riverwood Healthcare Center was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio story on the shortage of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riverwood shared some of the difficult […]

Pilot praises shoulder surgery care

As a pilot for North Memorial Health in the Brainerd area, Jeff Benson likes to stay fit with regular workouts. However, while working out with his 18-year-old son, he did […]

Equipment upgrade supports breathing for trauma, surgery patients

Helping patients breathe in an emergency situation is vital for our Emergency Department staff. An upgraded GlideScope tool is proving invaluable in supporting patient care in both Riverwood’s Emergency and […]

Breast cancer patient praises Riverwood care

Kris Palmer shared this letter praising her excellent care for breast cancer at Riverwood Healthcare Center. “I am writing today to share with you that I feel blessed to be […]

Your Care Options at Riverwood Healthcare

If you’re experiencing symptoms possibly related to COVID-19, another illness or an injury, where do you go? This is an important question, especially now in the middle of the coronavirus […]

Aesthetic Skincare 10% off for the holidays

Are you looking for the perfect, last minute gift for the holidays? Melissa Herbranson, MD, and Megan Workman, DNP, CNM specialize in a variety of aesthetic skincare. Riverwood Healthcare Center […]

Riverwood Healthcare hires new CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has selected Ken Westman as chief executive officer with an anticipated start date of Feb. 14, 2022. Westman is an experienced and […]