Dr. Kenneth Harm Jr.
Kenneth Harm is a member of East Pennsboro’s Class of 1968 and a 1973 graduate of Bucknell University. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, Ken began work on his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia which he completed in 1976. Fortunately for our community, Ken returned to central Pennsylvania to complete his Family Practice Residency at Harrisburg Hospital where he was named Chief Resident. According to his nomination form, Dr. Harm took a risk in May of 1980 and opened a medical practice with only one other physician and four employees. As the managing partner, he built Good Hope Family Physicians into a practice that now includes seven physicians, three nurse practitioners, and more than 40 employees. Through countless hours of hard work and dedication to his patients, he established an environment that demonstrates caring for his fellow physicians, employees, and most importantly his patients. His office enjoys the reputation of being one of the most respected family practices in the Harrisburg area.
Aside from his busy life as a medical professional, Dr. Harm has given his time to better our community by coaching and mentoring young people. He coached soccer and baseball for EPYAL. Dr. Harm also served as the President of the East Pennsboro Swim Club and ran all the home swim meets for the East Pennsboro High School Swim Team for six years. Dr. Harm was responsible for setting up and conducting the meets. He researched and worked on a Task Force to help improve conditions at the middle school pool. Somehow, Dr. Harm also made time in his busy schedule to volunteer to help with the high school Marching Band! He used his medical expertise to serve on the school district’s Drug Task Force, work as the team doctor for home high school football games, and to give free physicals to young EPYAL football players.
Dr. Harm serves as a role model for today’s students because he demonstrates what can be accomplished if you are willing to sacrifice and work hard to reach your goals. His success is due partly to the value that his parents placed on education, to his energy, and to his willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is married to Candy, another EP resident active in our community, and he has two grown children who are also graduates of East Pennsboro.