In 1998, the Board of Directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) created a “charitable foundation” in order to provide charitable and educational services for the benefit of BCMH, its employees and the community. The Bates County Community Health Foundation (BCCHF) qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions made to this organization are tax deductible.

Mission Statement: Dedicated to the improvement of health care for the Bates County Community.

The Bates County Community Health Foundation’s mission is to:

  • Create opportunities for caring individuals and families in our area to participate in providing top-quality health care for all residents of Bates County and the surrounding area.
  • Work to improve the quality and availability of health services to the Bates County area.
  • Support the health and well-being of the surrounding area by connecting resources with needs in the community.
  • Secure assets for the advancement of charitable, scientific and education activities in and around the Bates County community.

Board of Directors          

Members of the 2016 BCCHF Board of Directors are as follows:

  • Shawn McVey
  • Dana Bridges
  • Edward Hannon
  • Marci Beckley
  • Jerry Jones
  • Carol Ann Winburn
  • Gwaine Arney
  • Linda Jennings

Learn more about BCCHF:

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For information about the Foundation, please contact:

Administration Office

Bates County Community Health Foundation

P.O. Box 370
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: 660-200-7072
Fax: 660-200-7004