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, and donations from community members and community foundations.

We're proud of our achievements: a new choice-focused dining system in each long-term care neighborhood; the Baright Solariums and Fitness Center; a Welcome Basket that each resident receives when they come to live at the health center; the Comfort Cart that is available to families when a resident is entering the final stages of life; the creation and installation of the stained glass windows in the health center’s chapel and more.

Board of directors

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More about the foundation

Douglas County Health Center Foundation meets the fourth Thursday of every other month at 3:45PM in Douglas County Health Center Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public and the public is warmly invited to attend.

Dr. Robert Bowen

James Cavanaugh

Amy Chittenden

Brandi Dearth

Clare Duda

Gayle Duda

Dan Esch

​Elizabeth Furlong

Andrew Gorman

Jean Hartnett

Kathleen Kelley

Mary Powell

Jerry Prazan

John Rebrovic

Sylvia Wagner



meeting schedule

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.

​Douglas County Health Center Foundation

Incorporated in 1994, Douglas County Health Center Foundation is non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.