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.
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 – UPDATE
Thanks to CARES Act funding, the Douglas County Health Center is able to make renovations to their facility to help with the current pandemic and any future pandemics.<
The Memorial Healthing 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 is being designed by a local artist.
- 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
Andrea Jahn, JD
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD