Meet Our Hospital Leadership at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

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With decades of experience in health care, civic leadership and community, our hospital leadership team manages and develops medical services at Baptist-Golden Triangle. Hospital administration officers, financial officers and assistant administrators comprise our medical clinic’s leadership team. Together, they share a passion for delivering compassionate, quality health care close to home for Columbus, Mississippi, residents and those living in surrounding communities. Get to know our leaders below.

Paul Cade


Paul Cade, Administrator at Baptist Golden TriangleResponsibilities: Overall executive management of the hospital.

James Martin

Chief Medical Officer

James Martin MD, Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Golden TriangleResponsibilities: As chief medical officer, Dr. James Martin has both administrative and clinical responsibilities and serves as the liaison between hospital administration and the medical staff.

Thomas Steadman

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas SteadmanResponsibilities: Managing the hospital’s patient financial services, medical records, information systems, admissions, case management and materials management. He also serves as the hospital's chief privacy officer and compliance officer.

Mary Ellen Sumrall

Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Ellen Sumrall, Chief Nursing Officer at Baptist Golden TriangleResponsibilities: Management of 20 different areas of the hospital including peri-operative services, women’s services, in-patient, emergency department, wound care, administrative house supervisors, transitional care, and education.

William O. Lancaster

Assistant Administrator

William O Lancaster, Assistant Administrator at Baptist Golden TriangleResponsibilities: food services, plant operations, respiratory care, pharmacy, ambulance service, environmental services, security, rehabilitation and the clinical laboratory, as well as management of $85 million worth of hospital expansion projects since 1996.

Alicia Grant

Assistant Administrator

Alicia Grant, Assistant Administrator at Baptist Golden TriangleResponsibilities: cancer center, diagnostic imaging, cardiology services, safety, quality review, risk, medical staff services, and patient relations.