Fall 2019 flu shots at Riverwood clinics

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Foundation announces Zilverberg scholarship awards

Riverwood Foundation’s Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Endowment awarded $9,000 to support advanced nursing education for five Riverwood Healthcare Center employees. The 2019 recipients include Beth Ambuehl, nurse educator; Nicole Bock, health unit coordinator; Joanna Brenny, registered nurse supervisor; Taylor Ehnstrom, nursing assistant; and Jodi Harwig, registered nurse. The Michael Zilverberg Healthcare Education Endowment was started […]

Riverwood welcomes RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Allicen Waxlax, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic care […]

Prepare for medical decisions, choices now

Advance Care Planning is a process that helps a person think about, talk about, and write down his or her choices for future health care decisions. It is important for all adults to have a health care directive—a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow—so that their wishes are known if […]

Free seminar on hernia repair

Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. To learn more, attend a free dinner seminar Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, room C & D, in Aitkin. […]

Free seminar on knee, hip pain

With a frequently used joint like a knee or a hip, chronic pain can interfere with activities of daily living and enjoyment of life. Learn about proven nonsurgical and surgical solutions for hip or knee pain from osteoarthritis or injuries from sports or other strenuous activities. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a free dinner seminar […]

Aitkin hospital to host Red Cross Blood Drive

Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thurs., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood donation location is room C&D in the hospital in Aitkin. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, sign […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the death of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this fall. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Sept. 12, 19 and 26 and Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference […]

Riverwood to host community celebration

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Tues., Aug. 20, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the completion of a 2-year project to renovate and expand its clinic and outpatient care facilities in Aitkin. The project, which broke ground in July 2017 and proceeded in four phases, included relocation and expansion […]

Riverwood introduces new services for mothers-to-be

This summer Riverwood Healthcare Center has introduced two new services to enhance a woman’s obstetric are experience. A registered nurse now fills the role of obstetrics coordinator, and a new online education tool called Babyscripts is available to mothers-to-be. As Obstetrics Coordinator, Brooke Mickelson, RN, is the go-to nurse for Riverwood obstetrics patients. She sees […]