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Mother & Baby Health virtual class series

For any mother interested in learning more on how to care for herself and her baby, there’s a helpful educational series available online this fall. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a 7-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Presenters are Riverwood health care providers who have unique knowledge and expertise to share on the various […]

Riverwood only Minnesota hospital to receive award for emergency care excellence

Press Ganey has named Riverwood Healthcare Center a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner.  Other than a Woodbury, Minn. surgery center, Riverwood is the only Minnesota hospital to receive this award. This award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance on patient experience. For this award, Riverwood’s […]

Riverwood 2020 flu clinics to open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drop in the elderly and those with immuno-compromising diseases. Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer flu clinics for the public by […]

Blood drive to be held in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with First Lutheran Church in Aitkin to host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Fri., Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org using the 56431 zip code for Aitkin, or call […]

Riverwood update on COVID-19 testing

As we continue to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, Riverwood Healthcare has comprehensive screening and precautions in place to keep patients, visitors and its staff safe. “We’re testing anyone with symptoms or exposure to the virus at our Aitkin and McGregor locations,” said Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood’s chief medical officer who has been leading the […]

Urologist to begin practice at Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Brandon Reynolds, MD, a urologist who will see patients at the specialty clinic in Aitkin. Dr. Reynolds will offer the full spectrum of clinical urology services for men and women, including medical and surgical management of kidney stones, incontinence, prostate enlargement, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, overactive bladder, and male genital […]

Family physician joins Riverwood Healthcare

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Tony Blankers, family physician, to its medical staff of 17 primary care providers. He will offer the full spectrum of family medicine, including obstetric care and delivery, and some coverage of on-call rotations for inpatient care. “After getting to know Dr. Blankers and his family, I am […]

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 […]