About FCHS

About FCHS

Welcome to Friend Community Healthcare System’s website! We hope you find what you are look for and if you don’t, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us an email at info@friendmed.org.

FCHS consists of Warren Memorial Hospital and Zimmer Medical Clinic. Whether you are in need of a primary care physician, emergency services, or inpatient care, we are here for you.

Friend Community Healthcare System
Warren Memorial Hospital & Zimmer Medical Clinic
905 2nd Street in Friend, Nebraska
Phone: 402.947.2541   Fax: 402.947.2951

Warren Memorial Hospital received a $10,000 gift from Norman Warren in 1921. The hospital was officially founded in 1930. The original hospital building opened in 1933 with the first baby being delivered in June of the same year. This building became obsolete and was demolished in September of 2003. Zimmer Medical Clinic was built in its place and opened in July of 2004. The new building project also added a new Radiology Department, large emergency room, conference room, nine exam rooms in the clinic, two doctor’s offices and a basement where our Physical Therapy department resides.

The new clinic was named in honor of Dr. Clarence Zimmer and his family. Dr. Zimmer resided in Friend and practiced here for 40 years. Currently, Dr. Eric Daharsh and Dr. Massie see patients in the hospital, emergency room and clinic. Dr. Roger Meyer is our Medical Director.

High-quality, compassionate healthcare close to home.

To be the trusted provider of comprehensive rural healthcare.


FCHS is led by a Board of Directors that include business and community leaders. On behalf of administration and the FCHS team, we thank them for their service, direction and time.

Aubrey Paulsen – President
Jim Vossler – Mayor and Secretary
Steve Ryan – Member
Jen Stutzman – Member
Nick Svehla – Member

Chad Thompson – Chief Executive Officer
Patty Korbelik – Interim Director of Nursing – Hospital
MacKenzie Svarc – Director of Finance
Tammy Klenke – Facilities Manager
Shelly Holman – Laboratory Manager
Brett Boller – Radiology Manager
Shyanne Scholl – Human Resources Manager
Tori Bittinger – Marketing Manager
Kelly Maronde – Clinic Manager
Ashley Ziegler – Dietary Manager
Mike Randall – Director of IT