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Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving as a home, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for different imaging studies. During

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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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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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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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Riverwood Healthcare Hires New CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has selected Chad Cooper as chief executive officer with an anticipated start date of July 1. Michael Hagen, current Riverwood CEO for the past 12 years, announced his retirement last fall. Cooper is an experienced and accomplished health care executive with 16 years of successful and progressive

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Riverwood doctor is 2013 MN Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Don Hughes, family physician at Riverwood, will be accepting the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians’ (MAFP) annual award for “2013 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year” on April 18 in St. Paul. Below is a link to the news release prepared by MAFP. http://www.mafp.org/HughesNamedFPYMN2013.asp The Aitkin Age is printing an in-depth story on this

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Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the election of Tom Lundberg to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. He fills the position vacated by Robert Lewis, who served on Riverwood’s board for nine years from 2004 through2012. “As a life-long resident, Tom’s knowledge of Aitkin and area communities is a huge asset for our board,”

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Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Gross to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. Gross started his career in banking. He worked as a teller and personal banker at Bremer Bank in St. Cloud during college. After graduating from college, he worked for Citizen’s Savings Bank in St. Cloud and rose

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First 2013 Baby Born at Riverwood

It’s a boy! Isaiah William Brausen Alvar was born to parents Kathleen Brausen Alvar and Seth Alvar of Isle on Jan. 4 at 6:38 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz., and 20 inches long, he was delivered by Dr. Don Hughes. Seth Alvar is a U.S. Marine stationed in

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