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Riverwood welcomes first 2021 baby

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year at Riverwood Healthcare Center, Amir James, was born to Montrell Saba and Natiha Green of Aitkin, on Jan. 8 at 1:36 a.m. The baby weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. and is 18 inches long. Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck is Natiha’s physician. For this special “first baby” honor, […]

Virtual forum on COVID-19 and Mental Health

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates regularly to inform the public of local issues and information. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Jan. 14, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson will provide a short presentation on COVID-19 and Mental Health. She will describe […]

Riverwood virtual forum with COVID-19 update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates from Dr. David Taylor, Chief Medical Officer, several times monthly. The next forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Jan. 7, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Sign up with an opportunity to submit questions at https://rwhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VOJgUHJIS6-ktUMMGQqBQA Dr. Taylor will address what’s happening locally with incidence of […]

Riverwood introduces Same Day Clinic

The Urgent Care clinic at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin has a new name. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Riverwood Same Day Clinic will replace the urgent care name. The Riverwood Same Day Clinic will continue to offer the same high quality care as previously offered through the urgent care clinic. Walk-in care is available Monday […]

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Riverwood

On Dec. 18, Riverwood Healthcare Center received its first shipment of 100 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Per federal guidelines, Riverwood is offering the vaccine initially to its frontline healthcare workers. “We are happy to begin distributing the vaccine to our staff,” said Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer. “The side effects are minimal […]

Holiday hours for Riverwood clinics, pharmacies

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Fri., Dec. 25, and Fri., Jan. 1. The clinics will also close early at noon on Thurs., Dec. 24, and Thurs., Dec. 31 for the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve holidays. The Urgent […]

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 treating patients at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby in January. “We are excited to add one of the […]

GERD awareness, new solution with no incisions

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. One in every five Americans suffers from GERD. The annual GERD Awareness Week is November 22-28,2020. Reflux and heartburn symptoms are often triggered by consuming certain foods (chocolate, wine, fried or spicy foods etc.), beverages (coffee, wine, beer, sodas), or doing simple activities (exercise, sleeping), […]

Riverwood update on COVID-19 testing

Riverwood Healthcare Center will not be offering COVID-19 testing on Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. Testing will again be open in Aitkin and McGregor on Fri., Nov. 26. Testing hours in Aitkin are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In McGregor, testing hours are 8:30 […]

Riverwood celebrates staff milestone anniversaries

In November, Riverwood Healthcare Center honored 36 employees and retirees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries or retirement in the past year. Their collective years of service, ranging from 10 to 40 years, totals 632! Instead of the usual festive dinner program at Ruttger’s Resort in Deerwood, this annual recognition is being done with an internal […]

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