Charles R. Bates


Charles has worked in contract rehab since 1989.  In his first position, he served a large national company, Pro-Rehab, as a recruiter and marketing director.  He then joined Quality Care, another therapy service provider, as a Vice-President of Marketing.  Charles was responsible for the growth of both the Mississippi and Louisiana portions of the company while with Quality Care, and many of those original contracts remain with The Summit.

Charles and his wife, Joyce, established The Summit Health & Rehab Services, Inc., in October of 2001. Under Charles’ leadership, The Summit has experienced steady growth and has partnered with many successful health care organizations across three different states to deliver quality rehabilitation services.

Having been Chief Executive Officer since The Summit’s establishment fifteen years ago, Charles retired from that position in 2015. He remains Chairman of the Board for The Summit Rehab, Peak Healthcare, and Serenity Psychiatric. In the spare time his retirement has provided, he enjoys playing golf, listening to good music, and spending time with his grandchildren.