ZeroG: Life-Changing Physical Therapy Equipment

Something amazing has happened at the Miller-Dwan Medical Center. Thanks to a new piece of physical therapy equipment funded by an anonymous donor and the Miller-Dwan Foundation, Lisa has walked for the first time in two months.   The equipment, call the ZeroG Gait and Balance System is a robotic body-weight support system on an […]

How to Choose a Charity to Support

More than 700,000 Americans gave an estimated $264.58 billion in charitable donations last year, an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous year. End-of-year giving accounts for about 30 percent of all US donations, with 10 percent of all US donations occurring between December 29 and 31. “The year-end holidays and self-reflection inspire many people […]

The Miller-Dwan Foundation Distributes $41,700 in Grants during its Final Grant Cycle

Grants were awarded to the following organizations: From the Miller-Dawn Foundation Innovations Fund $25,000 to the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) to provide therapeutic services and prevention education to victims of sexual assault and trafficking. $4500 to the Essentia Health Rehabilitation Continuing Education Committee for complex foot, ankle and gait rehabilitation […]

Recent Changes to the Miller-Dwan Foundation Grant Process

  Recently, the Miller-Dwan Foundation Board of Directors undertook a process designed to review, assess and adjust our grantmaking strategies and policies. The process, completed and approved in November 2016, is rolling out with the new year. CHANGE HIGHLIGHTS While little has changed as a result of our review, key changes are as follows: Grant […]

Amberwing Takes on Intercultural Leadership Development

Paula Pedersen and Joan Sargent have pieced together something quite remarkable. Something that has become incredibly valuable to the staff at Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being and in turn, to the community. That something is called Intercultural Leadership Development (ILD). Initiated two years ago at Amberwing and taught by Pedersen and Sargent, […]

Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit – It’s About the Care

By Lainie Janke Each and every person is a unique. Everyone possesses personal worth. And every single individual, family member, and loved one is valued. That’s the philosophy of the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building, where our compassionate and highly-skilled clinical team addresses the physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and economic […]

Miller-Dwan Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for Adult Inpatient Unit Renovation

  The Miller-Dwan Foundation announced a $5,000 grant received from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant will be used to help renovate the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building. The renovation will dramatically advance the care program by creating dedicated spaces including an exercise room, a spiritual center, flexible spaces […]

Give to the Max day

Today is the day! Give to the Max Day When you participate in Give to the Max Day by making a gift to the Miller-Dwan Foundation’s Healing Space Campaign you provide the best, most compassionate care in an environment designed for optimal healing. Our most recent campaign has pledged $1,000,000 to the renovation of the […]

Employee Campaign, You Help Us Meet That Goal

The Miller-Dwan Foundation supports the historical specialty care areas of the former Miller-Dwan Medical Center. So we take care of the burn, wound and pain care departments, radiation oncology, surgical services that happen in the Miller-Dwan Building as well as mental health and physical rehabilitation care including Polinsky. What I mean by take care of […]

Be Cautious When Giving

Some people in our region have reported receiving letters from the “Hospice Support Fund” asking them to donate to the “2015 Silver Bay Area Appeal” by sending money to an address in Virginia. We would like members of our local communities to know that this request is in no way affiliated with Solvay Hospice House. […]