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Riverwood patient receives exceptional respiratory care

Nola, age 13, is grateful for respiratory therapy treatment that keeps her safe and close to home in McGregor, according to her mother, Kari Horbacz. Each month for the past […]

Riverwood Covid-19 vaccine clinics open to all

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older, according to the latest Minnesota vaccine eligibility guidelines that became effective March 30. Riverwood is scheduling […]

Orthopaedic surgeon joins MCO practice

Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon Jeffrey Klassen, M.D., who specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee injuries and conditions of all age groups, has joined the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics and will begin […]

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions, testing

Given the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s visitor restrictions have changed effective Nov. 6. Riverwood has activated full visitor restrictions with no visitors permitted […]

Surgeon to begin MIMIS fellowship training

Robert Johnson, M.D., of Wilmington, North Carolina, will begin his post-graduate advanced surgical training on Aug. 1 at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) located at Riverwood Healthcare […]

Learn about reflux disease, local treatment

Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week and the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is reminding people to learn the facts about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and become familiar with its symptoms […]

Free seminar on hernia repair

Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. […]

Riverwood welcomes human resources director

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Lee Reichenbach as human resources director and member of its senior management team. He is responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation […]

General surgeon joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome General Surgeon Andrew Loveitt, D.O., to its specialty care medical staff. Dr. Loveitt is the fifth surgeon to join the Minnesota Institute for […]

Riverwood now offers 3D mammography in Aitkin

The five-year survival rate is close to 100 percent when breast cancer is caught early. Riverwood recently began providing 3D mammographyTM exams at its Aitkin hospital, which supports early breast […]

Riverwood ranks among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in U.S.

For the second year in a row, Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. The […]

Cancer support group to meet in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a cancer support group that will meet monthly on the fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., from April through November. The group will meet in […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group […]

What’s up at Riverwood Healthcare?

The Spring issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights orthopaedic care, introduces several new providers and presents information on colon cancer care and screening. Here’s a quick summary of all […]

Riverwood named 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Riverwood Healthcare Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the fifth time since […]

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 […]

What’s new at Riverwood Healthcare?

The winter issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights a permanent solution for acid reflux disease as well as other news on orthopaedics, kidney dialysis coming to Aitkin and more. […]

Zilverberg Fund supports health care education

In 2017, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Foundation distributed grants totaling $9,500 from the Michael Zilverberg Heath Education Endowment Fund. Scholarships for $2,500 each were awarded to three Riverwood employees, including Angie […]

Aitkin hospital achieves Baby-Friendly designation

Riverwood Healthcare Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. “We are proud to have achieved the Baby-Friendly designation,” said Kristine Layne, chief […]

Riverwood welcomes hometown medical student

Heidi Klingelhofer, a third year medical student at Des Moines University, began a 4-month clinical rotation at Riverwood Healthcare Center the first week in August. She will spend eight weeks […]

See what’s new at Riverwood Healthcare

The summer issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights the latest developments at Riverwood’s hospital and clinics as well as other news on you can use on key patient services. […]

Construction to begin for Aitkin clinic expansion

Beginning the week of July 17-21, construction work will begin on a major expansion and renovation of Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinic facilities in Aitkin. Riverwood will host a groundbreaking program […]

Mental Illness: Let’s Talk about It

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson recently did a presentation on “Mental Health & You” at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Below are key messages she shared. When you think of […]

Healing Garden to close for construction

As Riverwood Healthcare Center prepares for its new clinic expansion construction project in Aitkin, the Healing Garden adjacent to the hospital will close temporarily. There is a need to construct […]

Riverwood Healthcare ranks among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationally

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. These 20 rural hospitals, including Riverwood, scored highest among […]

KBJR 6 TV puts spotlight on Farm2Riverwood program

KBJR 6 TV (Duluth) aired a story on the new Farm2Riverwoodprogram at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin on the 6 PM newscast on April 27. Riverwood food service manager Lou […]

OB/GYN physician gains board certification

In December, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Christina Kramer, M.D., became Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, demonstrating her exceptional knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare. To become […]

Mindfulness Training: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others

Feeling numb? Going through the never-ending demands of life with your emotional energy tank on empty? Join Mindfulness Coach Julie Anne Larkin on a journey to set your New Year’s […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Melissa Herbranson, family physician, to its medical staff, which now totals11 physicians, six nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician, to its medical staff with nine physicians, seven nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary care […]