Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month

MELISSA LANCASTER is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for June, 2020. Missy began her employment as a Registered Nurse in the Family Care Clinics in July, 2017. Missy’s years of previous experience in public health provided valued knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Missy put her public health nurse skills to work immediately. She was instrumental in assisting the providers and staff in developing proper procedures to care for our patients safely. Missy is always ready to share her knowledge and experience in a calm, reassuring manner, always acting as an advocate for our patients. Missy is a valuable team member to our clinics.

150th Anniversary Summer Festival at Poplar Heights Farm has been Postponed

Due to the health and concern of the entire community, the Poplar Heights Farm 150th Anniversary Summer Festival originally scheduled for   Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th has been postponed to Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th.  Poplar Heights Farm is located 7 miles East of Butler off of H Highway.  More details will be provided as they become available.  The 150th Anniversary Summer Festival at Poplar Heights Farm scheduled for June 13th and 14th has been postponed to August 8th and 9th.

Bates County Three New Positive Cases of Covid-19

The Bates County Health Center has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County. 

The new cases include a male in his 70’s from Amsterdam, a female in her 60’s from Amoret and a female in her 80’s from Butler.  These new cases bring the total number of confirmed positive cases in Bate County to 10—3 active, 6 resolved and unfortunately one individual passed away.

Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact any individual that may have come in contact with any of these individuals which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.

Individuals should continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth).  It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!