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New Covid testing process, location in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center has moved testing for Covid-19 from its Aitkin clinic to its pharmacy at Paulbeck’s County Market. Appointments are required with a limited number available each day. The phone number to call for an appointment remains the same, Riverwood’s Covid line at 844-428-1323. The testing hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and […]

Riverwood announces new emergency department manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Andrew Van Santen as the new manager of its hospital emergency department. Van Santen began his nursing career 20 years ago in Crosby, first working at a long-term care center and then transitioning to hospital nursing and caring for medical/surgical patients. He worked as a registered nurse in […]

Riverwood to not offer COVID-19 antibodies treatment

Riverwood Healthcare Center will not offer monoclonal antibodies treatment for COVID-19 patients at this time due to staffing concerns. “We’ve been offering the monoclonal antibodies infusion treatment for the past year, but with a large increase in the number of referrals of Covid patients this fall, we no longer have enough specially trained nursing staff […]

Riverwood recognizes local nurse with Daisy Award

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 perform every day. The first DAISY Team award recipient is Rose Appel, a licensed practical nurse who has cared for Riverwood hospital patients for more […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Joel Madson, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic […]

COVID-19 booster, flu vaccine clinic in Aitkin

Aitkin County Public Health and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to offer a joint community clinic to offer both the influenza (flu) vaccine and a third dose or booster shot for COVID-19. The clinic will be held on Tues., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Appointments […]

Riverwood to offer COVID-19 booster shots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering COVID-19 booster shots to its patients and community members who meet the eligibility criteria during its regularly scheduled weekly Thursday vaccine clinics in Aitkin, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For an appointment, schedule online at https://RiverwoodCOVIDVaccines.rsvpify.com/ or call 844-428-1323, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The booster shots are only […]

Riverwood 2021 flu clinics 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. For the elderly and those with immuno-compromising diseases, the immune system is often slower to respond. Flu shots or other vaccines […]

Riverwood announces two capital projects

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors has approved moving ahead with two major capital projects that will enhance care for patients well into the future. Surgery wing addition The hospital’s surgery department, constructed in 2002 when a new hospital and clinic facility was built on Bunker Hill Drive, is in need of updating and […]

Riverwood recruits physician with hometown roots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes, who is beginning his third year at the Duluth Family Practice Residency, has signed on to begin his practice at Riverwood in late Summer 2022. Hughes earned his medical degree at the University […]

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. For scheduling assistance, call (844) 428-1323. For more COVID-19 information, click here.

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