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, along with Jeanine LeBlanc, director of nursing, is leading an emergency preparedness team that is meeting weekly, or more frequently as needed, to take steps […]

Hospital visitor restrictions due to flu outbreak

The first official week of the 2014 influenza season has arrived in full force and hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin are beginning to restrict visitors. Half of the hospitalizations reported to the Minnesota Department of Health have been in the Twin Cities area, but the Northeast and Aitkin areas are starting to see an increase […]