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Learn About Skin Cancer at Riverwood Healthcare Center

May 5th is Melanoma Monday with a goal of raising awareness about an aggressive form of skin cancer. To promote awareness locally, Dr. Paul Lundstrom, dermatologist with Dermatology Professionals, will present a “Seeing Spots: Melanoma” educational seminar on May 5, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Butler Building in downtown Aitkin. This program will explore

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Leading Sponsorship Guru Sylvia Allen Returns to Participate in Association of Irish Festival Events Annual Workshop

Ballinasloe, Ireland. – Internationally regarded as the “Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales,” U.S-based business leader, philanthropist and author Sylvia Allen has been invited to return to Ireland at the end of this month to participate once again in the Association of Irish Festival Events’ annual workshop. Allen will kick off the training workshop in Ballinasloe

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CBS – Café In Aitkin Helps Spread Love For Minnesota

Many Minnesotans have been pondering their decision to live here after a spring snowstorm hit earlier this week. But an Internet café in downtown Aitkin, Minn. is helping to remind people of their love for the state. The historic Butler building has a chalkboard that lets people fill in the blank: “I Love Minnesota Because…”

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Northland Foundation Reports on The Butler Building

It was an atypical lending project for the Foundation, but Northland’s Director of Business Finance, John Elden, became convinced by Allen’s vision and business savvy. His confidence in Allen seems well-placed as she directs painstaking restoration and updates. The second floor, once the grand Aitkin Opera House, is once again an elegant event site. The

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Children Helping Children at Vacation Bible School

Children who participated in the Vacation Bible School at the Aitkin United Methodist Church collected 137 pairs of shoes for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa. The project, entitled “Shoes of Peace”, was the brainchild of the VBS coordinators, Celia Doty and Julie Hansen. The

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Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Dirks, MD, to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. He fills the position vacated by Dr. Mark Heggem, Riverwood’s chief medical officer, who served on the board for the past 21 years. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dirks join our governing board, offering another

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Riverwood Gala Focuses on Support for Wellness

At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest in our gardens, orchards or fields. Like a good harvest, good health requires many, many hours of care and nurturing too. That’s why “Together we will harvest healthy communities” is an apt theme for this year’s ninth annual

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Cardiologist to Speak at Heart Health Seminar

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put individuals at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can take steps to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack by addressing these risk factors. To learn more, attend a seminar called “The Road Map to Heart Health” on Thurs., Sept. 19,

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Sylvia Featured in Ashbury Park Press – Right Time to Start a Business is Now

Getting Ahead: Sylvia Allen Says the Right Time to Start a Business is Now! Sylvia Allen has not been afraid to try new things in her career There is never a “right” time to start a business. So if you are thinking of doing it, just do it. That’s how I got started. I started

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Riverwood Reduces Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by 16 Percent

Working as part of a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made progress in preventing avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012. The hospital is participating in the RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign working to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, the experience

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