Douglas County Health Center Foundation
Douglas County Health Center gets time to tackle budget shortfall
For pharmacy technician Lesa Socha, residents of the Douglas County Health Center are more than just clients.
“We're not only their family,” she said. “They're our family.”
Attorney Mary Clarkson has found in the health center a place where her mentally ill clients can find “dignity, respect and very careful medical attention.”
And when it came time for Vickie Parks to get help with her mother, who has dementia, she found many health facilities that would not take her in. But Douglas County Health Center did.
“When people are in a facility like this, they need your understanding and your support,” she said.
In four hours of emotional testimony Tuesday, they and a few dozen other advocates persuaded the Douglas County Board to kill a proposal to consider outsourcing management of the century-old medical complex at 42nd Street and Woolworth Avenue.
- To read Cody Winchester's entire Omaha World Herald article, click here.
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- Click this link for KETV's news coverage: Board kills outsourcing proposal for health center.
- Click this link for KMTV's news coverage: Commissioners Vote To Keep Douglas County Health Center Open.
- Click this link for KPTM's news coverage: Board Votes "No" on Outsourcing Health Center.
- Click this link for WOWT's new coverage: Douglas County Health Center Plans.
The Mission of the Douglas County Health Center Foundation is to provide funds and in-kind services aimed at improving the quality of life for Douglas County Health Center residents and to support staff learning and educational opportunities.