Donors lend support to kids with cancer fund

Giving back to help others is what makes a community a great place to live and work. Recently, Jodie and Scott Johnson, owners of The Office Shop in Aitkin and Brainerd, encountered several individuals who impressed them with their generous donations to the Zachary Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund. At the Aug. 20 “Make It […]

First 2015 baby born at Riverwood

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year, Mason Earl Lindberg, was born to parents Brittany Harp and Dan Lindberg of Isle on Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Weighing 6 lbs., 4 oz., and 21 inches long, he was delivered by Nurse Midwife Megan Workman, who presented the family with […]

Learn about solutions for hip or knee pain

If chronic hip or knee pain is undermining enjoyment of life and an active lifestyle, Riverwood Healthcare is presenting an educational program that offers hope for a healthier future. Attend a lunch and learn program called “Solutions for Hip and Knee Pain” to be offered in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor at three different times and […]

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 […]

Join Breast Health Alliance team for Brainerd Lakes race

A woman’s lifetime risk by age 85 of getting breast cancer is one in eight. Lend your support in a global movement to end breast cancer forever. The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is organizing a team for the annual Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® to be held Saturday, June 29, […]

New nurse supervisor joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kathy Starkka, nurse supervisor for its primary care and specialty clinics in Aitkin. Starkka brings 20 years of nursing experience to her new role managing the day-to-day operations of the clinics, supervising a staff of 20. As a registered nurse since 1993, for the past 17 years she worked at St. […]