Local hospital nurse receives patient safety award

Patient safety is a top priority in Minnesota’s hospitals. A Riverwood Healthcare Center staff member has been named winner of an award that recognizes hospital professionals who demonstrate their commitment to keeping patients safe by “speaking up” to prevent a potential patient safety issue. Dawn Slette, registered nurse who works in surgical services at Riverwood, […]

Nursing project to improve care at bedside

Local team of nurses at Riverwood Healthcare on board  Riverwood Healthcare Center is one of 22 Minnesota hospitals participating in an 18-month project to improve care at patients’ bedsides through nurse-led innovations.  “Transforming Care at the Bedside” (TCAB) works to empower nurses and other bedside caregivers to suggest, test, and implement potential solutions to problems. […]

Aitkin hospital earns surgery safety award

Riverwood Healthcare Center is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a SAFE SITE award from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA).  The SAFE SITE campaign has 120 participating hospitals and surgical centers. Launched in December 2007, the campaign aims to prevent wrong-site and wrong-patient procedures.  This campaign is an effort to reduce the […]