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Bates County Community Health Foundation
Dedicated to the Improvement of Healthcare for the Bates County Community.

2015 Foundation Golf Tournament  
Who We Are  
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.  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.

Bates County Community Health Foundation has a mission 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-beling 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.


Louis E. Gehm, Jr., M.D. Scholarship -

Dr. Gehm was the Radiologist at Bates County Memorial Hospital from 1977 to 1998 when he retired due to ill health.  Upon his death on June 2, 2001, Dr. Gehm’s family established a medical scholarship in his memory.  The scholarship is for 4-years, payable $500 per semester, for a total of $4,000, provided that the recipient stays in a healthcare field and maintains the required. GPA.


BCCHF $1,000 Healthcare Scholarship

BCCHF offers a one year $1,000 scholarship, payable $500 per semester.  Applicants must reside in Bates County and must have already been accepted into a healthcare program.

For information on either scholarship, please contact

The Administration Office

at 660-200-7072.

Fundraising Projects  
Annual Golf Tournament
Golf tournament held at the Butler Country Club, Butler, MO

Golf  Tournament
Sunday, June 29, 2015

Golf Entry FormDownload Entry Form

Be a sponsor

Memorial Tree Ornaments
The Foundation places a Memory Tree at Bates County Memorial Hospital each Christmas.  Ornaments designated in memory of a friend or a loved one are available for a donation.

Trail Of Memories
The Trail of Memories is located in Butler, Missouri on the West side of the Aquatic Park.  The Trail extends north through the City Park and across High Street to the Bates County Memorial Hospital campus.  Trees and benches are available for purchase in memory of loved ones.  To learn more about the Trail of Memories, please visit www.trailofmemories.org
Charitable Contributions  

The Administration Office

Bates County Memorial Hospital

PO Box 370

Butler, MO 64730

If you would like your contribution designated to a specific area, please note this.

Board of Directors  
Members of the present Board of Directors are as follows:

Shawn McVey
Dana Bridges
Wendell Harris, FACHE
Terry Bledsoe
Marci Beckley
Jerry Jones
Carol Ann Winburn
Gwaine Arney
Linda Jennings
Bates County Community Health Foundation
PO Box 370
Butler, MO 64730

Phone: 660-200-7072

Fax: 660-200-7004


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 P.O. Box 370
 Butler, Mo 64730
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