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Cancer support group to meet in Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center is hosting a cancer support group that will meet monthly on the fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., from April through November. The group will meet in the hospital’s Support Services wing in room E. The group is open to women with any type of cancer. Women who have been newly diagnosed […]

OB/GYN physician gains board certification

In December, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Christina Kramer, M.D., became Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, demonstrating her exceptional knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare. To become Board certified, Dr. Kramer passed a written test that demonstrates she has obtained the special knowledge and skills required for medical and surgical care of […]

Mommy & Me class series offers support for new moms

For any new mother interested in learning more on how to care for herself and her baby, there’s a helpful educational series coming up in Aitkin. Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with Aitkin Community Education to host a 6-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Six 1-hour classes will be held at Riverwood in Aitkin […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Melissa Herbranson, family physician, to its medical staff, which now totals11 physicians, six nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary care in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. She will practice primarily in Aitkin. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Herbranson with her passion for delivering rural […]

WELLNESS: Early detection is the best protection

Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for breast cancer screenings have changed per these guidelines: Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women age 55 and older should switch […]

Riverwood welcomes new cancer patient navigator

Nurse Practitioner Jan Hegman at Riverwood Healthcare Center has moved into a new role as oncology care coordinator, working closely with Dr. Antonio Fontelonga, oncologist, who sees patients weekly at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin. In this role, Hegman will serve as an advocate and patient educator, offering one-to-one support from the time of diagnosis […]

Breast cancer screenings offer convenient hours

October is Breast cancer awareness month. One in eight women develops breast cancer! Most women who get the disease have no family history. Breast cancer risk increases with age so that’s why annual screening is recommended by the American Cancer Society for those 40 and older, or earlier for those who may have other risk […]

Nurse practitioner joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Karen Bartron-Sundeen, family nurse practitioner, has joined its medical staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Karen to our medical staff,” says Dr. Mark Heggem, Chief Medical Officer at Riverwood. “She brings a wealth of health care experience, including 30 years in the nursing profession working in intensive […]

Solutions for heavy menstrual bleeding

Dr. Christina Kramer, obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, offers an overview of the testing and treatment that can help women who are experiencing heavy bleeding during menstrual periods. See a summary of the tips she offered via our Jan. 20, 2016 teleconference. For  an […]

Breast cancer screenings plus pampering

WE HAVE FILLED ALL APPOINTMENTS but the Sage program is available year-round to help pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings for women 40 to 64 without health insurance or high deductible plans. Riverwood Healthcare Center is sponsoring a special breast cancer screening with spa-like services on Wed., Oct. 21, 3 to 7 p.m. at the hospital […]