50 Years of Visiting Nurses
Learn about Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association's creation from a man who was there at the very begining, retired justice Fred N. Six.
A solid foundation was laid in 1969 as Douglas County VNA’s founder, Lyn Rothwell, RN, and a group of community leaders formed a corporation to provide home health care in Douglas County. This not-for-profit agency opened an office February 2nd in an unfinished basement at 342 Missouri.
Hospice Care in Douglas County was organized in August, 1981, under the umbrella of VNA. This expanded and enhanced services for the terminally ill. The cooperative use of staff prevented duplication. August 23, 1999 was a glorious day when Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice moved from two separate sites to join together at the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine where we are presently located.
The mission of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc is to provide excellent community-based health care and support services throughout the continuum of care.
• To affirm the dignity, worth and quality of human life in all of its phases.
• To promote creativity and lifelong learning in an atmosphere of cooperation, teamwork and fairness.
• To be honest and maintain confidentiality in all of our interactions.
• To be a financially viable, cost-effective, not-for-profit organization that meets the needs of clients and staff.
• To maintain excellence as evidenced by positive, measurable outcomes.
To be the home health and hospice provider of choice to our community through continued excellence in health care service and business practices.