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.