Riverwood celebrates milestone anniversaries for staff

On Nov. 13, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 37 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2014 at a special dinner at Ruttger’s. Their collective years of service totals 618! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions the respective employees have made to Riverwood […]

Patients treated at Riverwood not at risk for fungal meningitis

An outbreak of fungal meningitis in 23 states, including, Minnesota, is being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported widely in the media, beginning the first week in October. Steroid products produced by a New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts have been linked to 47 cases of fungal meningitis […]

Foundation closing in on challenge grant goal

There’s just $11,945 left to raise for Riverwood Foundation to secure a $300,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. In 2011, Riverwood Foundation set out to raise $2.2 million through its Better Together Capital Campaign to support Riverwood Healthcare Center’s $21 million expansion project that offers greater privacy and safety for patients and their […]

New CFO joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Kent Dumonseau as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  He joins Riverwood’s management team and will oversee fiscal management for the hospital and clinics as well as participating in overall strategic planning and administrative operations. “Kent brings to Riverwood a great deal of expertise in financial management and rural healthcare […]

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 […]

New Riverwood Lab Manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Craig Ward as Lab Manager. In this role, he oversees service to patients as well as the medical staff. Ward oversees a staff of 13 and three labs in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. “Craig has a wealth of experience in both running labs and in management within healthcare,” […]

Study shows good news for rural heart attack patients

Heart attack patients who are transferred from rural hospitals do as well as patients who go directly to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for treatment, according to a study published in the November issue of European Heart Journal. The study’s objective was to see how well blood clot-busting drug therapy worked for patients who could not receive […]

Style show raises funds for hospital

On September 17, the Riverwood Healthcare Auxiliary presented its first style show and luncheon in Aitkin.  The event took place at the Westside Church where 150 guests were served a delicious luncheon catered by Kathy Larson.  Emcee Bryan Johnson helped make the show’s musical arrangements. Vocal entertainment was provided by Paul and Becky Zenke.   Profits […]