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Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Is acid reflux or heartburn reducing enjoyment of life? Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Thurs., May 18, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison. Hear from Dr. Paul Severson, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center at Riverwood in Aitkin and […]

Local surgeon receives award of excellence

Surgeon Paul Severson, M.D., of Deerwood, on March 22 received the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Award for Excellence in Humanistic Clinical Care at the group’s annual awards luncheon in Houston, Texas, that honors distinguished leaders in minimally invasive surgery. SAGES has more than 6,000 surgeon members representing countries from all over the […]

Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Tues., March 28, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Blandin Foundation community room in Grand Rapids. Hear from Dr. Howard McCollister, reflux […]

Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Wed., Oct. 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Hear from Dr. Shawn Roberts, reflux specialist with the […]

Program explores end-of-life care, advance care planning

Seventy percent of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but nearly 70 percent die in hospitals and institutions. Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so. To address this issue, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center and Riverwood Healthcare Center are partnering to […]

AAOS Committee appoints local orthopaedic surgeon

Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., of  Riverwood Healthcare in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Hip, Knee & Adult Reconstruction Evaluation Committee. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is a medical organization for orthopaedic surgeons that provides patient […]

New physician joins local OB/GYN medical staff

Christina Kramer, M.D., a physician and surgeon specializing in obstetric and gynecological care, has joined Riverwood Healthcare Center’s OB/GYN medical team in offering a full range of obstetric and gynecological care including labor and delivery, minimally invasive surgery and wellness exams. She will see patients on Wednesdays in Riverwood’s specialty clinic. “We are pleased to […]

Local cancer programs earn accreditation

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with silver level commendation to the cancer programs at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated […]

30th annual Hospice Charity Event is July 14

Golf Scramble & Outdoor Barbeque at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge The 30th Annual Hospice Charity Event will be held on July 14 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge in Deerwood, Minn.  This year’s event will feature an outdoor barbeque to commemorate the 30th anniversary milestone.  “I’m very excited to help organize this year’s Hospice Charity Event,” […]

New urologist sees patients in Aitkin, Crosby

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Riverwood Healthcare Center are pleased to welcome a new urologist, Dr. Christopher Boelter, of Adult & Pediatric Urology. He joins Dr. Shawn McGee and Cindy Hauser, nurse practitioner, in seeing urology patients in Aitkin and Crosby. “The demand for urology services continues to grow in our communities and Dr. […]