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 associate 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, patient access, medical records, information systems, admissions, case management, outpatient testing, plant operations, biomed 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.

Kayla Pruitt

Associate Administrator

Kayla Pruitt - Associate Administrator at Golden TriangleResponsibilities: Rehabilitation services, food services, respiratory/neurodiagnostics/sleep center, EMS/Ambulance service, clinical lab, pharmacy, cardiovascular services, housekeeping, security/safety/emergency management and laundry.

Alicia Grant

Associate Administrator

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