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.

Current Goal

The Douglas County Health Center Foundation has begun the project “Operation Rubber Ducky” to refit and remodel all 10 of our bathing units at the Douglas County Health Center.

The Whirlpool bathtubs currently used by many of the Health Center residents were installed in the mid-1970’s. Not only are these bathtubs outdated, they can be challenging for residents to enter and exit.

The Foundation has listened to the concerns of the Health Center staff and realizes it’s time for tubs that are up-to-date and more easily accessible for our 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

Mary Powell – President
Beryl Barnes
Clare Duda
Gayle Duda
Dan Esch
​Elizabeth Furlong
Erin Nelson
Andrea Jahn, JD
Kathleen Kelley
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 Information
Scholarship Application

Physical therapist helping a resident using a walker

Contact Us

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