Dr. J. Michael Finkner joins Harlan County Health System as an Employed Physician

Dr. Finkner is by no means a new face to the patients in Alma. He was in private practice in Alma from 1980-1988 and has in recent years been assisting with clinic and emergency room on-call duties. Much to the excitement and pleasure of the HCHS Board of Trustees and Administration Dr. Finkner has recently chosen to join HCHS as an employee. He will be available to see patients in the Alma clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting in July.
When asked what prompted his decision to become an employee of Harlan County Health System, Dr. Finkner stated that he has always maintained a love for our community and feels a true calling to finish out the last 7-10 years of his medical practice here in Alma.
Dr. John Michael Finkner graduated with honors from University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine in 1975. He practiced in Alma from 1980 – 1988 and then became the Director of Emergency Physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital for the next 18 years. His extensive background in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine gives him a broad range of experience that he will continue to share with the patients of Harlan County Health System.
Originally from Minden, Dr. Finkner lives in Kearney with his wife Kathy. The couple has four adult children, and 14 grandchildren, all under the age of 10. Dr. Finkner enjoys competitive running, fishing, landscaping, shopping with his wife, traveling and visiting his grandchildren.
Dr. Finkner will be taking over duties of Dr. Michelle Durr, who will end her services with HCHS in July.