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. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

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 July 4, and will be open Fri., July 5. Urgent Care hours are typically in 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for […]

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. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Learn about common eye problems, treatment

As you age, the risk for eye diseases increases. Learn about some common eye problems, how to recognize symptoms and pursue treatment at a June 7 lunch and learn seminar in McGregor. A seminar called “The Aging Eye and What You Need to Know” will be presented by Dr. Adam Ahlquist, ophthalmologist from Great River […]

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. 2, Riverwood posted hospital visitor restrictions and encourages local residents to NOT visit hospitalized patients if they have: 1) flu-like symptoms of a fever, cough […]

Four Riverwood providers share common roots

What do four Riverwood healthcare providers have in common?  Physician Assistants Emily Hendrickson and Faith Nyberg, Dr. Aaron Jordan and Nurse Practitioner Lisa Thompson all grew up in Cromwell and attended the Cromwell-Wright School. See the Jan. 9 issue of the Voyageur Press of McGregor to learn why each of them returned to northern Minnesota to practice medicine. Aaron, Lisa […]

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 Care clinic in Aitkin will follow the same holiday closing schedule. Riverwood’s support services wing offices, including patient billing, human resources, and other administrative services, […]

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 years of service, ranging from 4 to 40, totals 776! The program focused on celebrating the honored employees individually and included sharing of valued contributions […]

McGregor clinic opens doors for community event

Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with the McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours event at the Riverwood McGregor Clinic on Mon., Aug. 21, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to visit with McGregor clinic providers and learn more about Riverwood’s clinic expansion project and Growing Together Campaign,” said […]

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 Care clinic in Aitkin will follow the same holiday closing schedule. The Garrison clinic will be closed Sat., Dec. 24, too. Riverwood’s support services wing […]