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 pressure, heart or lung disease, or other acute or chronic conditions, don’t ignore warning signs that need medical attention. Call your health care provider to […]

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 video, those with an internet connection can do this from home. Devices that may be used include a smartphone, laptop, iPad, tablet, or a computer […]

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 […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2020 baby

It’s a girl! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Brooklyn Rhea, was born to Casey Pangburn and Vernon Connors of McGregor, on Jan. 14 at 7:31 p.m. Nurse Midwife Megan Workman delivered the baby, 6 lbs., 12 oz., and 18.75 inches long. For this special “first baby” honor, Riverwood CEO Todd […]

McGregor restaurant supports breast health

Bann’s Bar and Restaurant of McGregor continues its tradition of raising funds to promote breast cancer awareness. Each Friday in October, owners Chrissy Pierce (left) and Lisa Bann (right) gathered $1.00 from each dinner special purchase, which this year amounted to a $1,200 donation made to support breast health at Riverwood Healthcare Center.

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 will also close early at noon on Tues., Dec. 24, and Tues., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

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 […]