About GHCI

Generations Health Care Initiatives is a private foundation that supports innovative, local programs that expand access to health care and improve the health of underserved people in the Duluth/Superior area and northeastern Minnesota.



Generations Health Care Initiatives carries forward the legacy of the Andreas M. Miller Trust. A former Duluth mayor and philanthropist, Andreas Miller was a mining and logging entrepreneur during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The underlying purpose of his bequest was to care for the region's "worthy sick and helpless poor."

The Andreas Miller Trust originally established Duluth's Miller Memorial Hospital in 1934, the predecessor to Miller-Dwan Medical Center. After the merger between the SMDC Health System and Miller-Dwan Medical Center in 2001, Generations was formed to explore and implement innovative stategies to address the region's health care needs.


Program Priorities

Generations focuses its efforts on the development of sustainable projects that have a lasting impact on improving the community’s health status.  Areas of special interest are:

- Expanding access to health care for uninsured and under-insured populations through innovative, local efforts.

- Increasing awareness of health issues related to underserved populations.

Generations collaborates with community partners to accomplish its work.  Partners include health care, business, civic, not-for-profit, governmental, and community organizations.