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SMDC Health System

A Century of Caring

SMDC is the region's most established source for quality, up-to-the-minute health care that's close to home. Through our 18 clinics, hospitals and specialty care facilities located in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, we bring primary care, specialty services and medical technology to you and your family in your own community.


In 1997, St. Mary's Medical Center and Duluth Clinic merged to form St. Mary's / Duluth Clinic Health System. In 2001, Miller-Dwan Medical Center joined the SMDC family, further enhancing the care and services SMDC offers patients and family members in this region. SMDC organizations represent decades of respected service, experience and excellence.

Medical Education and Research

SMDC's progressive medical environment provides a wide variety of education and research opportunities. Continuing medical education seminars and conferences are offered regularly, by SMDC providers as well as by other nationally recognized medical professionals. SMDC support many research initiatives, including clinical device and medication trials, NIH studies, as well as investigator-initiated research studies.

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SMDC Information Services

SMDC Information Services (IS) department provides a full array of information and communications services to all SMDC hospitals, clinics and supporting departments. 21st Century healthcare provides many challenges to the group. The Electronic Health Record (EHR), and other digital technologies have driven stringent requirements for availability, security and performance. SMDC IS has a strong commitment to customer service, innovation, teamwork and alignment with the SMDC mission of enhancing the health of the people we serve.

Dennis Smith

Director, Technology Services