Riverwood introduces new ENT physicians

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce a new team of physicians to provide ear, nose and throat care at its specialty clinic in Aitkin. Dr. Kurtis Waters and Dr. […]

Riverwood Healthcare hires CIO consultant

Riverwood Healthcare is pleased to announce the hire of Mark Waind, Chief Information Officer consultant. Waind is an accomplished health care executive with 15 years of chief information officer experience. […]

Riverwood announces diabetes care, education nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce Breann Goedken has moved into the position of diabetes care and education nurse. With the completion of her registered nurse degree from Central […]

Seasonal illnesses seminar to address concerns, questions

Fever, sore throat and body aches are common symptoms of illness circulating this winter. Is it the flu, Covid or another respiratory ailment? How do you know when to seek […]

Therapy dogs bring cheer, comfort

Two furry friends specialize in bringing smiles and joy to young and old alike. Just about everyone they see is excited to see and pet them. Muppet and Snickers, both […]

Riverwood welcomes first 2023 baby

Welcome Lucas David, Riverwood’s first baby of the new year! Baby Lucas was born to Elizabeth and Chris Lilley on Jan. 2 at 5:47 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. and 19 […]

Safety tips to avoid common winter injuries

By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center During the winter months, there are many risks every day for sustaining a traumatic injury. Here are a few winter-specific […]

Managing mental health during holiday season

By Liz Thompson, CNP, PMHNP-BC Holidays are usually a special time when families and friends get together to celebrate and reconnect. Unfortunately, not everyone feels cheerful or happy during this […]

Healthy holiday eating tips

From Riverwood Dietitians, Megan Perpich, LD/RD, & Melissa Simons, LD/RD The holiday season in December poses many challenges and temptations when it comes to healthy eating. Here are a few […]

GERD Awareness and Thanksgiving week

Time to eat and drink wisely Each year during the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 20-26, Riverwood Healthcare Center recognizes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a national health care observance designed to […]

Reflux and Heartburn seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or acid reflux disease?  Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin. Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” seminar on Tues., […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to clinic nurse

Riverwood Healthcare Center participates in the DAISY Award honoring extraordinary nurses who have been recognized by a patient for their extraordinary act of compassion or a relationship that they have […]

Bladder health matters

November is Bladder Awareness Month. Riverwood would like to take this opportunity to help you learn about and take charge of your bladder health. Good bladder health is essential because […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

On Nov. 10, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 47 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in 2022 at a special dinner at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Their […]

Riverwood introduces comprehensive women’s health team

Riverwood Healthcare Center has a team of experienced providers offering advanced and comprehensive women’s health care. “We were happy to welcome Dr. Alisha Lindberg, obstetrician and gynecologist, to our women’s […]

Learn stroke warning signs

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Manager, Riverwood Healthcare Center Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, globally about one in four adults over the age of 25 […]

Dr. Erik Severson named top orthopaedic doctor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has named Orthopaedic Surgeon Erik Severson, M.D., a top orthopaedic surgery doctor. He is ranked first out of 12 providers in the area […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Know your risks, take prevention steps, get screened Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without the normal control. Cancerous tumors […]

Lifesaving care makes difference for Hill City family

Riley Holm of Hill City and her mother, Laurie, say that early intervention by Riverwood Healthcare Center providers have saved her life multiple times. Diagnosed with biliary atresia as an […]

Annual medical exam virtual seminar

Are you making time for routine medical exams for yourself and family members? Find out how an annual checkup can support overall wellness and help prevent disease, saving lives when […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Matt Foman, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). […]

Riverwood announces medical records host transition, postponement of new clinic in McGregor

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors recently approved investing in the transition to a new electronic health record system, which has great strategic significance for the organization’s future. “With […]

October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month

By Janet Larson, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner October is Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month. Depression and mental health are topics not discussed in our personal lives, with friends […]

Riverwood welcomes another nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Abbey Baillif, who joins Riverwood’s family medicine staff in October. Baillif earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the College […]

Blood donation opportunity in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Fri., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Schedule […]

New COVID-19 booster vaccine available at Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine, Pfizer only, at its Aitkin clinic. The vaccine is given by nurse appointment ongoing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, […]

Riverwood 2022 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated can protect you and your family. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Minnesota […]

Suicide prevention and awareness resources

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support. […]

Stay safe from injuries this fall season

Riverwood staffers bike together weekly. Pictured are Wendy Franke, Angie Kjelstrom and Angie Kuppich.By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center The leaves have begun to change and […]

Spine procedures help patient enjoy pain-free living

Linda Causton suffered from intense pain that took a toll on her enjoyment of life over a period of many years. She relates her positive experience of getting pain relief […]