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Charles Slaton - CEO

Charlie Slaton – CEO

Charlie Slaton is CEO of Critical Access Healthcare, LLC (CAH). He has been involved with Texas healthcare for over twenty years. He attended Texas Tech University in 1979 and 1986, then started his career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He ran Tenet’s Texas Division and was the CEO of MedCath before starting CAH. Charlie has been Texas-based a good portion of his career and has served on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors.

He resides with his family in the Dallas, Texas, area.




Don Bates

Don Bates, BS, ASB, OM, CEO - Golden Plains Community Hospital, Borger Texas & President - Critical Access Billing, Sherman, Texas

Don joined CAH in 2016 as the CEO of Golden Plains (Borger) & President of Critical Access Billing (Sherman).  Don has over 27 years of acute hospital experience managing PPS & Critical Access Hospitals.  He spent the first 20 years of his career leading revenue cycle operations for Tenet, HMA & CHS and more recently in the hospital administrator role for hospitals in Texas, Kansas & Oklahoma.

He has five children; Kenneth, Brandon, Jonathon, Andrew & Aaron.  He is equally proud of his daughter-in-law; Tiffany and grandson; Vadikan




Dina Hermes - CFO

Dina Hermes, CPA - CFO, Golden Plains Community Hospital, Borger Texas

Dina joined CAH and Golden Plains Community Hospital in 2011. She previously worked for an audit and cost report public accounting firm who specializes in hospital and rural health clinic accounting and cost report preparation.  Dina has experience in general acute, critical access cost based, and governmental hospitals finance and accounting, as well as knowledge of feasibility related projects.  She and her husband, Brendan, have one child, Clara.





Richard Hoeth

Jim Janek – CEO, Rice Medical

Jim Janek is the CEO at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake, Texas.








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