Butler, MO—The staff of Bates County Memorial Hospital voted for their choice of who should represent the hospital as Employee of the Year. The votes were counted, and Carmen Matter, RN was chosen as the 2020 Employee of the Year. Carmen began her employment as a Registered Nurse in April, 1997 where she worked on the Med/Surg and Critical Care Units. In 2000, Carmen transferred to Infection Control. As the hospital’s Infection Control Coordinator, Carmen has been instrumental in providing guidance and leadership throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Her leadership and support during these challenging times has been critical to the hospital’s efforts in ensuring a safe environment for our patients, staff and visitors. Carmen obtained her Certification as an Infection Preventionist by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology in 2016. The hospital is proud to honor Carmen who is very deserving of this recognition. The hospital presented Carmen with an engraved plaque and beautiful floral bouquet. Pictured with Carmen is Greg Weaver, Interim Chief Executive Officer.