Riverwood welcomes new cancer patient navigator

Nurse Practitioner Jan Hegman at Riverwood Healthcare Center has moved into a new role as oncology care coordinator, working closely with Dr. Antonio Fontelonga, oncologist, who sees patients weekly at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin. In this role, Hegman will serve as an advocate and patient educator, offering one-to-one support from the time of diagnosis […]

Riverwood offers lymphedema therapy

Monica Bostrom, registered physical therapist at Riverwood Healthcare Center, recently completed specialized training to become a certified lymphedema therapist. Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs. Although lymphedema tends to affect just one arm or leg, sometimes both arms or both legs may be swollen. Lymphedema is caused by a […]

Join Breast Health Alliance team for Brainerd Lakes race

A woman’s lifetime risk by age 85 of getting breast cancer is one in eight. Lend your support in a global movement to end breast cancer forever. The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is organizing a team for the annual Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® to be held Saturday, June 29, […]

Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant to Foundation

Grant will support Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance  Riverwood Foundation has received an $80,000 grant from the Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The award supports breast health education and awareness, community and patient education, screening and advanced diagnostics and individualized care through the Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance (BHA) partnership between Riverwood Healthcare […]

Breast cancer screening, mammography

When it comes to breast cancer screening, don’t skip a year. If you’re a woman 40 years or older, get a clinical breast exam and mammogram annually. This message was delivered by Carol Bergen, clinical manager of the Piper Breast Center® of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, at a January 26 women’s […]

Donation for breast cancer patients

Riverwood Foundation presented a check for $1,000 to Ruth’s Free Wig Closet on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The dollars will be used to provide free wigs and beauty consultation to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer in Aitkin, Mille Lacs and Crow Wing Counties. For more information on Ruth’s Free Wig […]

Riverwood Healthcare to offer digital mammography

Digital mammography offers enhanced technology for breast cancer screening. And it will be available in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor soon. Riverwood Healthcare Center is making the transition from film mammography to digital mammography at its hospital in Aitkin and Garrison and McGregor clinics this summer. Digital mammography is filmless and available immediately on a computer […]