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Riverwood announces two capital projects

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Board of Directors has approved moving ahead with two major capital projects that will enhance care for patients well into the future. Surgery wing addition The hospital’s surgery department, constructed in 2002 when a new hospital and clinic facility was built on Bunker Hill Drive, is in need of updating and […]

Riverwood recruits physician with hometown roots

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes, who is beginning his third year at the Duluth Family Practice Residency, has signed on to begin his practice at Riverwood in late Summer 2022. Hughes earned his medical degree at the University […]

Riverwood appoints interim CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has appointed Cindi Baker, Riverwood chief operating officer, as interim chief executive officer to lead the organization for a temporary transition period. Todd Sandberg, who led the organization as CEO since 2018, left Riverwood to pursue other opportunities effective June 1, 2021. Baker began serving in the […]

Wilson family scholarship open of applications

In memory of the late Roger and Sandy Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger and Sandy Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves. The fund is administered by Riverwood Foundation at Riverwood Healthcare Center. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so that aspiring students or […]

Golf event to support Riverwood Infusion Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation is excited to announce that the 2021 Golf Charity Event presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will look like the event local people know and love. Gather with family or friends for the 18-hole tournament July 16 at the picturesque Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor. Proceeds from this year’s event […]

Riverwood introduces award for extraordinary nurses

Riverwood Healthcare Center is launching a new award program to honor nurses who provide extraordinary care to patients and their families. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award® for Extraordinary Nurses is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by […]

Emily’s Gift fund supports cancer patients

A cancer diagnosis can often lead to financial hardship. That’s why Riverwood Foundation of Riverwood Healthcare Center is introducing a new fund to offer cancer patients some one-time assistance with living expenses. The Emily’s Gift Cancer Fund began with a student in Aitkin whose heart went out to those undergoing cancer treatments.  As a high […]

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 […]

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