DCHC Foundation

The mission of the Douglas County Health Center Foundation is to provide funds and in-kind services to enhance the quality of life for Douglas County Health Center long-term care residents and to support employee educational opportunities.

About Us

In 1994, our foundation was created through a generous donation from Dr. Thomas Magruder III in memory of Thomas G. Magruder, Ann Magruder, and John Albert & Nettie Boom. The donation established nursing scholarship opportunities for Douglas County Health Center employees. We also receive memorial donations, donations in honor of residents currently living at the health center, donations from community members, and community foundations.

Our meetings occur on the fourth Thursday of every other month at Douglas County Health Center. The public is warmly invited to attend.

Current Goal – UPDATE

Thanks to CARES Act funding, the Douglas County Health Center can make renovations to its facility to help with the current pandemic and any future pandemics.

Healing Garden – This garden will be located in the beautiful Cavanaugh Courtyards at the Douglas County Health Center.  We will be adding the memorial bricks of any loved ones, residents, coworkers, family, or friends to the space. The 500 memorial bricks will surround a gorgeous Butterfly sculpture that a local artist is designing.

Click here to purchase bricks for the garden.

Previous Achievements

  • Operation Rubber Ducky
  • Choice-focused dining system in each long-term care neighborhood
  • Bright solariums
  • Fitness center
  • Welcome basket for new residents
  • Comfort cart for hospice residents
  • Chapel stained glass windows
  • Soothing aquariums for memory care neighborhoods

Board of Directors

Molly O’Neil – President
Gayle Duda – Vice President
Beryl Barnes
James Cavanaugh​
Clare Duda
Dan Esch
​Elizabeth Furlong
Andrea Jahn, JD
Ranae Manning
Erin Nelson
Mary Powell
Jerry Prazan
John Rebrovic
Lesa Socha
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Contact Information

​T: 402-444-3946
E: dchcfoundation@gmail.com

Foundation Scholarship

Please see the attachments for instructions on how to apply for the DCHC Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Application Policy Information
Scholarship Application

Contact Us

Douglas County Health Center
4102 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
tel 402-444-7000