Riverwood, CRMC report on colon cancer awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined. More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but it is a disease that is preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no […]

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 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 […]

Nurse takes on coordinator role for reflux patients

The Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce a new addition for the care team in Aitkin. Dawn Harcey has been hired as MRHC nurse coordinator at Riverwood Healthcare Center. In this role, she will help gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients navigate customized plans of care based on their specific symptoms and […]

Two surgeons join Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgeons Jonathan Herseth, MD, of Roseville, and Susan Moen, MD, of Stillwater, will join the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO) in Aitkin and Crosby on September 1. Dr. Herseth will use both surgical and nonsurgical means to diagnose and treat ailments affecting muscles, bones and joints, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. He […]

Learn about reflux and heartburn relief

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 Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn program on Tues., June 23, 12 to1 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, room C & D, Aitkin. Hear from Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux […]

Learn about solutions for hip, knee pain

Chronic hip or knee pain, commonly experienced by those with osteoarthritis, interferes with enjoyment of life by keeping individuals from activities they like to do. Find out how to get back to pain-free living. Learn more about proven non-surgical and surgical solutions for hip and knee pain and the success local patients have had with […]

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 […]