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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 to do, taking action and spreading the word so that others may learn. The acronym B.E.F.A.S.T. can help you recognize stroke symptoms: B – Balance: Watch for […]

Aitkin’s hospital is ‘stroke ready’

Recently, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital achieved designation as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Minnesota Department of Health. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health to designate hospitals in Minnesota as “stroke hospitals.” The designations from lowest to highest level of stroke care are Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke […]