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. To learn more, attend a free dinner seminar Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, room C & D, in Aitkin. […]

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 of the human resources functions throughout the organization, and also oversees the Education department. “With a unique combination of experience in human resources and retail […]

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 Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) in Aitkin and Crosby. He will practice with Dr. Tim LeMieur, Dr. Howard McCollister, Dr. Shawn Roberts and Dr. Paul Severson. […]

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 cancer detection. “We are thrilled to provide 3D mammography to our community,” said Jan Hegman, nurse practitioner and oncology care coordinator at Riverwood. “It can […]

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 Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Riverwood, scored best among critical access hospitals nationwide as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings […]

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 the hospital’s Support Services wing in room E. The group is open to women with any type of cancer. Women who have been newly diagnosed […]

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 series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 19 and 26 and May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference […]

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 the news items with links to more information: Learn about Hand and Wrist orthopaedic care at Riverwood in a QA with Dr. Susan Moen and […]

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 2011. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient […]

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 […]