Outstanding experience prompts patient to transfer care

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Tim McCoy was enjoying a short vacation stay at Big Sandy Lodge with his family in the McGregor area when a life-threatening health emergency arose. About 3:00 a.m. on May 26 he became extremely short of breath and his son called 911. “I had a suffocating feeling and saw my […]

Riverwood welcomes new board member

  Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Gross to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. Gross started his career in banking. He worked as a teller and personal banker at Bremer Bank inSt. Cloudduring college. After graduating from college, he worked for Citizen’s Savings Bank inSt. Cloudand rose to the position […]

2011 Riverwood Annual Report

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s 2011 Riverwood Annual Report gives an update on initiatives to enhance quality of care, including several patient testimonials, and an overview of financials and donor support through Riverwood Foundation. The report’s theme–“Together we will”—represents all the individuals and organizations that come together to bring the best in healthcare to the Northern Minnesota communities […]

Riverwood named to top 100 list

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minnesota, was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. The announcement of the top 100 hospitals serving rural communities was made as part of the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 10th annual Critical Access Hospital Conference held in Kansas City in September.  The […]

5-star rating for joint replacements for fourth year

Hospitals with 5-star ratings have 63% fewer complications than 1-star rated hospitals A report released in mid-October by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Riverwood Healthcare Center among the “top five hospitals in Minnesota for Joint Replacement” for the fourth year in a row. According to […]

Nursing project to improve care at bedside

Local team of nurses at Riverwood Healthcare on board  Riverwood Healthcare Center is one of 22 Minnesota hospitals participating in an 18-month project to improve care at patients’ bedsides through nurse-led innovations.  “Transforming Care at the Bedside” (TCAB) works to empower nurses and other bedside caregivers to suggest, test, and implement potential solutions to problems. […]

Joint Commission accreditation for RHCC

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation became effective May 13 after Riverwood underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey on March 22 and 23, 2011. A team […]