Douglas County Health Center Foundation

The mission of 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 employees of the Douglas County Health Center. 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.

Click here to download a PDF of our latest newsletter.

Current Goal – UPDATE

Thanks to CARES Act funding, the Douglas County Health Center was able to make renovations to their facility to help with the current pandemic and any future pandemics.
These renovations included the completion of “Operation Rubber Ducky” – a project that was spearheaded by the Douglas County Health Center Foundation and its supporters to refit and remodel all 10 of the bathing units at the Health Center, many of which were outdated and challenging for residents to enter and exit.
We are pleased to announce that all renovations have been completed! Below are some pictures of the upgrades that have been made.
In addition to the new whirlpool tubs, the Health Center now has 8 new air handlers, 4 isolation rooms, and 9 stay over rooms.
Thank you to everyone who helped us get started on Operation Rubber Ducky. This project has and will result in positive changes for the staff and residents.

Previous Achievements

  • 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

Gayle Duda – President
Beryl Barnes
Clare Duda
Dan Esch
​Elizabeth Furlong
Erin Nelson
Andrea Jahn, JD
Mary Powell
Jerry Prazan
John Rebrovic
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
James Cavanaugh​

Contact Information

​T: 402-444-3946

Foundation Scholarship

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

DCHC Foundation

Contact Us

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