Rapid Recovery 

Our Rapid Recovery approach includes a caring, expert team of surgeons led by Dr. Erik Severson and Dr. Leo Chough, who use state-of-the-art, innovative techniques that offer patients faster healing and less pain.

Schedule your

colonoscopy today

Don’t put off potentially life-saving testing. If you are 50 or older, or have family history of the disease, schedule your colonoscopy today with the MIMIS surgeons at Riverwood Healthcare. Do it for you and for your family. 

Education +
Motivation +
Action =
Health Living

Join us for a night of education and fun where you will learn more about keeping your body healthy.

Early detection is
the best protection

If you are 50 or older, it’s time to get screened for colon cancer - earlier if you have family history of the disease. Don’t put off potentially life-saving testing. Schedule your colonoscopy today with the MIMIS surgeons at Riverwood Healthcare.

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News & Information

  • 04/24/2015

    Wilson scholarship fund open for applications

    In memory of the late Roger Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger D. Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves.  The fund is administered by Riverwood Foundation at Riverwood Healthcare Center. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so that aspiring students or healthcare professionals can […]

  • 04/23/2015

    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 […]

  • 04/20/2015

    Physical therapist achieves advanced certification

    Brian Gehling, licensed physical therapist at Riverwood Healthcare Center, has achieved a certification in integrated manual therapy (CIMT). Gehling provides outpatient therapy at Riverwood’s Aitkin campus and has specialized training in connecting the dots to find the source of a patient’s problem and treating the source through the use of manual therapy interventions. “I treat […]

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