Aitkin hospital earns Joint Commission, five-star approvals

Riverwood Healthcare Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. For the third time since its initial accreditation […]

Riverwood clinics close for July 4th holiday

Riverwood Healthcare Center’s clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor will be closed for the July 4th holiday on Fri., July 3. The Urgent Care clinic in Aitkin will also be closed on July 3. Urgent Care hours are typically in 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for major holidays. The Aitkin clinic […]

Riverwood opens Aitkin pharmacy

On June 29, Riverwood Healthcare Center opened a new retail pharmacy co-located with Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin. “We are pleased to partner with Paulbeck’s County Market to bring a new retail pharmacy to Aitkin,” said Riverwood CEO Todd Sandberg. “We think local residents and seasonal visitors will enjoy the convenience of shopping for their […]

Surgeon to begin MIMIS fellowship training

Robert Johnson, M.D., of Wilmington, North Carolina, will begin his post-graduate advanced surgical training on Aug. 1 at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) located at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Dr. Johnson is the 14th surgeon to be accepted for the one-year Fellowship training program […]

Annual July golf event has new twist

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Golf Charity Event, occurring anytime between July 1-31 (excluding July 4-5) at the Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor, Minnesota. SEE FLYER INVITATION for more details. Proceeds from this year’s event will support funding for GeneXpert equipment that will be implemented in Riverwood’s labs […]

Riverwood lifts some visitor restrictions

While we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Riverwood Healthcare Center has limited visitors to patients in our hospital, emergency department and clinics. We have been making compassionate exceptions and will continue to do so. Due to a low incidence of COVID-19 illness at this time, Riverwood is lifting some of the restrictions as follows: […]

Hernia repair and rapid recovery

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 about how hernias and how they can be repaired, attend a virtual video seminar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Tues., June […]

Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing update

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer testing for COVID-19 at its Aitkin and McGregor locations. With a limited amount of test supplies, Riverwood is giving priority for testing to those who have COVID-19-like symptoms and meet these criteria: 1) Over age 65, 2) Living in or recently in congregate care (e.g. nursing homes, assisted living), […]

Dr. Paul Severson shares elective surgeries update on KKIN Radio

Dr. Paul Severson, General Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed about elective surgeries reopening on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program on May 12, 2020. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW “We are happy to bring elective surgeries back to Riverwood,” Dr. Severson said. ”Per Governor Walz’s order allowing elective surgeries to resume […]

Pay attention to your overall health

With a huge focus on COVID-19 and how to prevent it, there’s still a need to pay attention to all aspects of your health. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, or other acute or chronic conditions, don’t ignore warning signs that need medical attention. Call your health care provider to […]