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 […]

Riverwood introduces telehealth virtual visits

Riverwood Healthcare Center is tapping virtual technology to offer patients the opportunity to meet with their health care providers remotely from home. To enable a virtual visit with audio and video, those with an internet connection can do this from home. Devices that may be used include a smartphone, laptop, iPad, tablet, or a computer […]

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, along with Jeanine LeBlanc, director of nursing, is leading an emergency preparedness team that is meeting weekly, or more frequently as needed, to take steps […]

Chronic Pain class series in Aitkin

Living with chronic pain every day can be a huge challenge. Now there is help to discover strategies for managing pain. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering a class called “Living Well with Chronic Pain” in Aitkin. The class will meet on six Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5 and […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2020 baby

It’s a girl! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Brooklyn Rhea, was born to Casey Pangburn and Vernon Connors of McGregor, on Jan. 14 at 7:31 p.m. Nurse Midwife Megan Workman delivered the baby, 6 lbs., 12 oz., and 18.75 inches long. For this special “first baby” honor, Riverwood CEO Todd […]

Riverwood has 49-year history with RPAP

In mid-December, Riverwood was pleased to host Dr. Ray Christensen, faculty member from the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), for a site visit. Over the past 49 years, Riverwood has hosted and mentored 40 RPAP students, with the first one in 1971! Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community […]

Riverwood clinics to close for holidays

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Wed., Dec. 25, and Wed., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Tues., Dec. 24, and Tues., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lowell Larson to the Governing Board of Directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m pleased to welcome Lowell, an Aitkin area resident whose familiarity with the communities we serve is a great asset,” says Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “He brings a combination of business […]

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. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Allicen Waxlax, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, 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 care […]