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Riverwood welcomes another nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Abbey Baillif, who joins Riverwood’s family medicine staff in October. Baillif earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the College […]

Riverwood 2022 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated can protect you and your family. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Minnesota […]

Why get an annual medical checkup?

If you feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue, do you really need to make time for an […]

Your Care Options at Riverwood Healthcare

If you’re experiencing symptoms possibly related to COVID-19, another illness or an injury, where do you go? This is an important question, especially now in the middle of the coronavirus […]

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 […]

Emily’s Gift fund supports cancer patients

A cancer diagnosis can often lead to financial hardship. That’s why Riverwood Foundation of Riverwood Healthcare Center is introducing a new fund to offer cancer patients some one-time assistance with […]

Riverwood virtual forum with COVID-19 update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates from Dr. David Taylor, Chief Medical Officer, several times monthly. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on […]

Holiday hours for Riverwood clinics, pharmacies

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Fri., Dec. 25, and Fri., Jan. 1. The clinics […]

Riverwood 2020 flu clinics to 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 […]

Riverwood clinics close for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the July 4th holiday on Fri., July 3. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will also be […]

Riverwood lifts some visitor restrictions

While we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Riverwood Healthcare Center has limited visitors to patients in our hospital, emergency department and clinics. We have been making compassionate exceptions and […]

Pay attention to your overall health

With a huge focus on COVID-19 and how to prevent it, there’s still a need to pay attention to all aspects of your health. If you have diabetes, high blood […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Riverwood clinics close for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the holiday on Thurs., July 4. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will also be closed on […]

Riverwood flu clinics open

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. […]

Help prevent spread of flu illness

In the past few weeks, Riverwood Healthcare Center has seen a surge in patients coming into its clinics, emergency department and hospital for respiratory infections and influenza-like illness. On Jan. […]

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 Mon., Dec. 25, and Mon., Jan. 1. The Urgent […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 9, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 45 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective […]

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 Mon., Dec. 26, and Mon., Jan. 2. The Urgent […]

Check out our May Healthy Living newsletter

We invite you to read our May Healthy Living newsletter, which features news of innovative reflux and heartburn care with local patient stories on how they’ve benefited from treatment with […]

Riverwood welcomes new chief operating officer

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Cindi Sorensen Baker has joined the senior management team as chief operating officer (COO). In her role as COO, Baker will primarily […]

Riverwood moves to advanced electronic medical record system

Riverwood Healthcare Center is moving to a more advanced, integrated electronic medical record system called Excellian on April 1, 2016. Excellian, an Epic software product, is part of the most […]

Wellness: Take the diabetes risk test

      It only takes a minute to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day today. We […]

Riverwood to form new advisory council

Riverwood Healthcare Center has received a Minnesota Hospital Association grant to facilitate the formation of a Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). “Patients and their families are at the center of […]

Wellness: Healthy Food Choices

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn’t good for you. But a few basic tips […]

Mindfulness training in Garrison, McGregor

This spring Riverwood Healthcare will offer a 4-week mindfulness training class called “Stabilizing the Mind” in both Garrison and McGregor. Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, will introduce participants to simple […]

WELLNESS: Immunization protects us all

Children in the United States still get vaccine-preventable diseases. For example, so far in 2015, more than 100 people across the country have been reported to have measles—a very contagious […]