Chief Executive OfficerLeading Us to Better Health Care
Luke Poore, CEO
Luke Poore is a native of Cozad, Nebraska and was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kearney County Health Services (KCHS) in April 2016. Luke began his healthcare career graduating from Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in the Physical Therapy field. Immediately following, he pursued a Healthcare Management education receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bellevue University and, has since obtained his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Clarkson College. Prior to joining KCHS, Luke worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for Select Therapies and continued on to become the Rehabilitation Department Supervisor in Crete, Nebraska early on in his career. Luke then became Director of multiple rehabilitation sites in the Canon City, Colorado area for Genesis Rehabilitation Services. In wanting to return to Nebraska to be closer to family and pursue a lifelong dream of leading rural health in Nebraska, Luke accepted the position of CEO at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska prior to becoming CEO of Kearney County Health Services.
Luke enjoys spending time in the outdoors going hunting and fishing but most of all, spending time with his family. Luke resides in Minden, Nebraska with his wife Jenny, daughter Finley, son Stetson, and son Luxton. As the CEO, Luke has the primary responsibility for administration, planning, and operations of KCHS including Kearney County Hospital and Minden Medical Clinic. Luke also serves as an active member of the Kearney County Medical Fund Committee.
View other Department Directors of the Kearney County Health Services.
Suzanne Gregg Behavioral Health Clinic
Dr. Pankratz Obstetrics/ Gynecology Clinic
Dr. Schopp Orthopedic Clinic
Health Care Insights
Mental Health in Rural Communities
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Kearney County Health Services’ Senior Life Solutions is spreading awareness of the challenges of receiving mental health access in rural areas. Access While mental illnesses are similar in both rural and urban environments,...
New Outpatient Physical Therapy Department
We are happy to announce in January of 2021 we will be open our new outpatient physical therapy department! We are happy to announce that in January of 2021 we will be opening our new Outpatient Physical Therapy department!Our new outpatient physical therapy...
COVID-19 Vaccinations Pfizer & Maderna Vaccinations Pfizer vaccine needs to be kept at extremely cold temperatures, -70 to –80 degrees. The Pfizer vaccine is two doses that need to be administered 21 days (about 3 weeks) apart. KCHS will be receiving the Maderna...
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Minden, NE 68959