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Riverwood welcomes another nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to introduce Nurse Practitioner Abbey Baillif, who joins Riverwood’s family medicine staff in October. Baillif earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the College […]

Blood donation opportunity in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Fri., Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Schedule […]

New COVID-19 booster vaccine available at Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is now offering the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine, Pfizer only, at its Aitkin clinic. The vaccine is given by nurse appointment ongoing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, […]

Riverwood 2022 flu clinics open

Flu season is coming and getting vaccinated can protect you and your family. The vaccine works to reduce the risk of getting seriously ill, including hospitalizations, pneumonia and death. Minnesota […]

Suicide prevention and awareness resources

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support. […]

Stay safe from injuries this fall season

Riverwood staffers bike together weekly. Pictured are Wendy Franke, Angie Kjelstrom and Angie Kuppich.By Kelsey Guthmiller, trauma program manager at Riverwood Healthcare Center The leaves have begun to change and […]

Spine procedures help patient enjoy pain-free living

Linda Causton suffered from intense pain that took a toll on her enjoyment of life over a period of many years. She relates her positive experience of getting pain relief […]

Riverwood welcomes new OBGYN specialist

This fall, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Alisha Lindberg, M.D., joins Riverwood Healthcare Center’s specialty care medical staff in Aitkin. A Minnesota native from Scandia, Dr. Lindberg earned her medical degree at the University […]

Keep your kids safe during the school year

As students and parents prepare for the start of the school year, it’s a good idea to review health and safety issues. Before you zip up the backpack and wave […]

Riverwood pharmacist’s research featured in national medical journal

Riverwood Pharmacist Haley Muehlbauer (formerly Noeldner) is the author of a research article on infectious disease and its treatment that was published in the June 2022 issue of “Antimicrobial Stewardship […]

Concussions virtual seminar

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head […]

New family physician returns home to begin practice

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes will begin his practice in Aitkin in mid-August. He […]

Construction on hospital surgery expansion to begin

During the week of July 25-29, construction work will begin on Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital and clinic expansion for surgical services in Aitkin. Riverwood will host a groundbreaking ceremony on […]

Kids with Cancer Fund helps local family

Show your support for kids with cancer during Riverwood Foundation’s July 22, 2022 Golf Charity Event at Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor, Minn. Kristy McDowall has been through the […]

Golf event to support kids with cancer

Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation invite the public to the annual Golf Charity Event presented by Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Gather with family or friends for the 18-hole tournament on Friday, […]

Keep summer activities safe

Summer is finally here after a winter that seemed to last forever! Along with warmer weather comes many of us enjoying outdoor activities that carry some health risks. As you […]

New diagnostic tool speeds detection of prostate cancer

Riverwood Healthcare Center has a new tool for diagnosing prostate cancer. UroNav® combines the benefits of a MRI with ultrasound to create a detailed, 3D view of the prostate. By allowing physicians […]

TIF Talk on GERD treatment features Dr. Loveitt

If you are suffering from chronic heartburn or acid reflux or have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and struggling to control your symptoms with dietary and lifestyle changes […]

Riverwood to host mental health forum

With pandemic pressures, life changes and busy work schedules today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Did you know that most strokes are preventable? A large percentage of the ones that happen are treatable with the right care, right away. It’s a matter of knowing what […]

Be “skin aware” to reduce cancer risks

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, when interest in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment is high. Here’s a quick overview of the major types of skin cancer with links […]

Mental Health Awareness: We are in this Together

May is Mental Health Awareness month and this year’s theme is “Together for Mental Health.”  The message of being together is an important message to convey regarding mental health. The […]

Riverwood offers a way to honor mothers

At Riverwood Healthcare Birthing Center, our team of caregivers ensures every new baby and mother has the best experience possible, providing the tender, compassionate care they need. Technology plays a […]

Limit added sugars in your diet

Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons have shared these tips on how to limit sugar in your diet. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. On average, adults […]

Therapy helps Parkinson’s disease patients live WELL

Each year, 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a chronic neurological disease with progressive degenerative symptoms. Parkinson’s disease symptoms vary from person to person and can include tremors, slowness […]

Why get an annual medical checkup?

If you feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue, do you really need to make time for an […]

Riverwood welcomes new pharmacy manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kristina Sorenson as the new pharmacy manager for its pharmacy located in the Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin. Sorenson brings eight years of experience as a […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

The month of April is dedicated to promoting Esophageal Cancer Awareness and education around the risk posed by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease. An estimated one in every five […]

Vitamin D benefits: A powerful tool to support good health

Your body makes vitamin D when your bare skin is exposed to the sun, about 10,000 units of vitamin D in 10 minutes of sun exposure, depending on time of […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to ER nurse

Nurses at Riverwood Healthcare Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses […]