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Generations Health Care Initiatives elects board officers, adds to board

Generations Health Care Initiatives, a private, Duluth-based foundation that engages the community in improving health for all, especially the underserved, has announced the election of new board officers and the addition of two new board members.

New officers include board chair Steve Greenfield, owner of the Greenfield Communications public relations and advertising agency; vice chairJo Ann Hoag, a business owner and retired hospital administrator; and secretary/treasurer Deborah Medlin, CPA, a partner at Wipfli.

Newly elected to the board of directors are Carl Crawford, the City of Duluth human rights officer; and Steve Patronas, vice president of RBC Wealth Management.

Other GHCI board members are Stephanie Balmer, Pam Franklin, Lynn Goerdt (immediate past chair), Michael Hieb, MD, Randy Lasky, William “Buzz” Palmer and Julie Pierce.

Generations Health Care Initiatives carries forward the legacy of the Andreas M. Miller Trust, which 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 Health Care Initiatives was formed to explore and implement innovative strategies to address the region’s health needs.

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