- Baltimore City
- Dates: 1942
Notes: John M.T. Finney M.D.
It is with deep regret that the Board of Managers of the Union Memorial Hospital records the death of Dr. John M.T. Finney on May 30, 1942. His position at this institution remains unique in the annals of American medicine and his place as a surgeon, administrator and advisor can never be filled.
Two years after his arrival in Baltimore as a member of the Surgical staff of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital, his ability was attracting a large practice. Finding that facilities were not available to him at the Hopkins, he turned to the old Union Protestant Infirmary. Here in 1891 he brought his first patients and here in its successor, the Union Memorial Hospital, he served until the day of his death.
Dr. Finney became a member of the Active Staff in 1895, and was on the Executive Committee for many years, was Chairman of a Campaign Committee to raise funds for the new hospital in 1919 and was largely instrumental in raising the standards and equipment of a small sectarian hospital to that of a modern first-class institution. It was the privilege of the Union Memorial to claim Dr. Finney as its own, and, through his influence, many gifts came its way; young men and women were inspired to lives of devotion to their profession by his teaching and example; and patients were cured by his abounding cheerfulness as much as by his skill.
It is with gratitude we acknowledge fifty-one years of his guidance and service, and , now at this time, offer sincere sympathy to his family in our mutual loss.
Source: , Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of The Union Memorial Hospital 1942 : : 30