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The public is encouraged to participate in Kaleidoscope, a virtual cancer patient fundraiser in October. All proceeds will help area cancer patients undergoing treatment. Read more

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Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with First Lutheran Church to host a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more

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The Aitkin County Health and Human Services department outlined the top legislative priorities set by a recent meeting of the Association of Minnesota Counties Health and Human Services Policy Committee at the Sept. 22 Aitkin County Board meeting. Read more

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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. Read more

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A discussion about Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (IBT) will be offered virtually by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Registered Dietician Heather Erickson on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 12 p.m. to view the presentation. Read more

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Riverwood Healthcare Center is partnering with First Lutheran Church in Aitkin to host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more

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The Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. A physical therapist who specializes in neurological disorders will be speaking. For questions or to get on the email list, call 218-829-4017. Read more

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The Brainerd Lakes Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet virtually via Zoom video conferencing Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. A physical therapist will be speaking. Read more

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Area women are invited to virtually attend “Pregnancy and Delivery 101,” an informal educational event on Thursday, Sept. 24. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/at 4 p.m. to view the presentation. Read more

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A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s would be a great advance for individuals with and at risk for  the disease, as well as families, doctors and researchers. Read more

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Home Care & Hospice was recently recognized as a Top Home Care Elite Provider in the United States for the second consecutive year by ABILITY Network and DecisionHealth. Read more

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The 2020 Bridge to Health Survey will be showing up in thousands of Northland mailboxes beginning later this month. This survey, which has been conducted every five years since 1995, seeks to answer the question “How Healthy is the Northland?” The comprehensive survey includes questions rela… Read more

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The American Red Cross needs blood and is issuing an appeal for blood and platelet donors to help replenish its low supply. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more

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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has developed an online mental health program for employers to offer their employees to help them manage their stress, coping skills and resiliency during this unprecedented time. The new program is called HELP – Helping Employees Live in … Read more

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To help protect patients, residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center recently updated its visitor guidelines. Read more

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Editor’s note: Taylor, the chief medical officer for Riverwood Healthcare Center, offered insights and perspective on COVID-19 last week – and why it is urgent for people to continue to follow precautions to prevent its spread. Read more

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“Common Bladder, Bowel and Pelvic Floor Concerns: You are not alone” will be offered virtually Thursday, July 16, by Obstetrician/Gynecologist Rachel Cady, M.D. Go to www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 4 p.m. to view the presentation. Read more

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For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals re… Read more

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The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting, Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer. Read more

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Following Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to allow Minnesota hospitals to resume performing nonemergency surgical procedures, Riverwood Healthcare Center reopened its surgery operations for elective procedures on May 11. Read more

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There is a need for blood donations. There will be a local blood drive sponsored by the Aitkin Lions from noon-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28. Read more

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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. and ANGELS of McGregor have teamed together to introduce a nutritious meal program to the McGregor, Tamarack, Palisade, Lawler, and surrounding area. Read more

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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a variety of online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Read more

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While many had sought shelter at home prior to Governor Tim Walz’s executive order, the mandate was made official for all non-essential personnel beginning at midnight on March 28. Read more

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Food equity, employee housing, quality local schools, on-the-job training for local youth, volunteer opportunities for community members and living wage jobs for over 400 employees. Read more