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Aitkin County Community Forum: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination

The University of Minnesota Extension Office and College of Pharmacy have partnered with Aitkin County Public Health, Riverwood Healthcare Center, and GuidePoint Pharmacy—local providers of COVID-19 vaccine—to host a virtual forum on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination. The event will be held April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested may register online at: https://z.umn.edu/AitkinForum4_22 If […]

GERD and esophageal cancer awareness

This April, as part of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is increasing awareness about the risk of esophageal cancer posed by persistent reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). An estimated one in every five American adults suffers from GERD, which is a chronic condition caused by changes in the gastroesophageal […]

Healthcare Decisions awareness, virtual seminar

Riverwood Healthcare Center, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day. As a participating organization, Riverwood is providing information and tools for the public to […]

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 weekly vaccine clinics primarily in Aitkin with some clinics in McGregor as well. To accommodate working individuals and families, vaccine clinics will offer some extended […]

Hospital foundation’s Save the Heartbeat campaign exceeds goal

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation’s Save the Heartbeat fundraising campaign, launched in February, was a tremendous success. The campaign recently raised more than $18,000 to fund a second LUCAS chest compression system for the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.  The first system was purchased for Riverwood’s Emergency Department thanks to […]

Vaccine eligibility opens to wider group of Minnesotans

There is more good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front. On March 9, Gov. Walz announced that the state will expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the next two phases for Minnesotans. Among those now eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b Tier 2 populations include Minnesotans of any age with specific underlying health conditions, […]

Riverwood opens up COVID-19 vaccine appointments for age 65+

Riverwood Healthcare Center is starting to receive larger supplies of COVID-19 vaccine. The organization is able to administer the vaccine to any area residents age 65 and older, starting the week of March 8-12, as the supply permits. Appointments are required and will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Riverwood at 844-428-1323, 8 […]

Covid-19 testing at Riverwood

Getting tested for COVID-19 is recommended if you are having symptoms outlined below or have been exposed to someone who has recently tested positive. Symptoms may include fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, muscle or body aches, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, […]

Riverwood updates hospital visitor restrictions

Given the steady decline of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made some updates to its visitor restrictions policy effective Feb. 11. For those hospitalized patients, including the ICU, one adult visitor may be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Labor and Delivery patients may have one visitor age 18 or […]

Virtual Covid-19 update forum

Riverwood 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., Feb. 18, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. Taylor will address what’s happening locally with incidence of COVID-19 and distribution of the vaccine. The short presentation will be followed […]

Riverwood COVID-19 vaccination appointments: 844-428-1323.
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