On Tuesday, June 30, the board of directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital recognized Jim Shade for 15 years of service on the board. Jim was re-elected to the board on April 7, 2020, and currently serves as the board chairman.
When he was elected to the board in 2005, Jim started as a Vice Chairman, and has since served as Treasurer and Chairman. He sat on several committees, with a special interest in the Building, Utilization and Finance committee.
BCMH board members are elected officials, and have a significant responsibility for the operations and direction of the hospital.
About his role as a board member, Jim said, “I felt serving on the board of Bates County Memorial Hospital was an opportunity to help ensure that the residents of Bates County will have a hospital that provides quality health care, now and in the future. The hospital is one of the area’s largest employers, and its economic impact is significant. All this and more makes Bates County Memorial Hospital a cornerstone to the residents of Bates County.”