Essentia Health-Duluth in the Miller-Dwan Building is one of many Essentia Health facilities on the downtown Duluth medical campus. On our campus, you'll find three cafeterias, a restaurant, two coffee shops, two gift shops, and ATMs all reachable by skywalks. In the Miller-Dwan Building alone, you can take advantage of our:
In our gift shop, you'll find clothing, jewelry, keepsakes, greeting cards, local candy, foil balloons, and fresh flowers. The gift shop is in the lobby on the main level. All gift shop proceeds go to the Essentia Health-Duluth Auxiliary, which supports patient programs and services.
Order items by phone and have us deliver them to a patient in our hospital. Call 218-786-5943 to place your order with a credit card.
Gift Shop Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed
Enjoy a great meal or snack in the cafeteria, whether it’s a savory egg dish or sweet pastry for breakfast, or a hot entrée for lunch or dinner. LakeWinds Café also features a salad bar, deli sandwiches, soup, and desserts during lunch and dinner.
When you walk into the LakeWinds Café, you’ll see the Coffee Express to your left. Order a hot or iced latte, specialty drink, fresh-brewed coffee or tea, or some local baked goods.
Lakewinds Café Hours
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 6 – 9:30 am
Lunch 11 am – 1:15 pm
Dinner 4:30 – 6 pm
Coffee Express 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
Visit our chapel near the lobby and gift shop on the main floor. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia Health.
Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.
Help make the Essentia Health-Duluth a caring and compassionate place of healing. We have a wide range of volunteer areas for both youth and adults. Whether you wish to work with patients and visitors or behind the scenes, we can help you find something that fits your interests.
You don’t need experience to volunteer. You just need to be willing to share your time and talents. Explore volunteer opportunities, such as:
- Gift shop
- Information desk
- Floor assistants
- Eucharistic ministers
- Flower delivery
- Special projects and mailings
- and more (Just inquire!)
Benefits of Volunteering
Besides the great feeling you’ll get by helping others, you’ll also enjoy:
- Free parking
- Free flu shot
- Meal for every three hours of service
- One-day Essentia Health fitness pass for every 25 hours of service
- Special recognition events
- References for education programs
- Orientation, training, and workshops
- Networking opportunities
Become a Volunteer
Join our team of volunteers on Essentia Health’s downtown Duluth medical campus. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-786-4420. When you’re ready, fill out an online application below.
Essentia Health-Duluth Auxiliary
The Essentia Health-Duluth Auxiliary is one of the fundraising arms of the facility. Besides running the gift shop, the Auxiliary holds a wide range of fundraising events. All proceeds benefit our patients, families, visitors, and staff. They also offer scholarships to area college students pursuing careers in health care.
Meet the leaders of Essentia Health-Duluth.
- James Garvey, Operations Leader
- Cindy Kent, Market Nursing Leader
- Anne Stephens, M.D., Market Medical Leader
East Market Board
- Daniel A. Nikcevich, MD, President
- Jan L. Baldwin, MD
- Sister Therese Carson
- Jeff Corey
- Howard Klatzky
- Joseph F. Leoni
- Joseph J. Mihalek
- Sister Beverly Renier
- Alan Rock
- Sister Mary Josephine Torborg
- Laura Trombino, MD
- Renee Wachter
- Chuck Walt
Essentia Health-Duluth is what it is today thanks to gifts from individuals, organizations, and businesses, including two generous donors who helped us open and expand.
1934 | The 50-bed Miller Memorial Hospital opens nearly two decades after Duluth businessman and Mayor Andreas M. Miller left money to the city of Duluth. The money was “for the establishment of a free and public hospital” for “the secular use and benefit of worthy sick and helpless poor, without distinction of sex, color, creed or nationality.” The day the hospital opens, Duluth Clinic doctors start treating patients.
1968 | A gift from Mary C. Dwan funds a major expansion that includes a Burn Unit and 115 new beds. Renamed Miller-Dwan Medical Center, the hospital develops a regional reputation for outstanding services in rehabilitation, mental health, and outpatient surgical services.
1997 | The Duluth Clinic integrates with St. Mary’s Medical Center, forming the SMDC Health System.
2001 | The partnership between Duluth Clinic and Miller-Dwan Medical Center is made stronger when Miller-Dwan also becomes part of the SMDC Health System.
2004 | Essentia Health is formed as the parent corporation of the SMDC and Benedictine health systems.
2010 | Essentia fully integrates its health systems to create efficiencies and reduce health care costs. The SMDC Medical Center is renamed Essentia Health-Duluth.