Baptist Memorial Health Care has promoted or appointed new chief executive officers/administrators for six of its hospitals and announced leadership changes for its hospital operations. These changes will go into effect in April and May 2023 and were precipitated by the retirements of Randy King, Vice President of metro-Memphis operations for Baptist, and Bill Henning, CEO/administrator of Baptist North Mississippi.
Chris Anderson, formerly VP of operations for Baptist’s Mississippi market, will be promoted to VP of operations for Baptist’s metro market; James Grantham, chief executive officer/administrator of Baptist Union County and Baptist Booneville, has been promoted to VP of operations for Baptist’s Mississippi market; Brad Parsons, VP/CEO of Baptist Memphis, will be promoted to VP of operations for Baptist’s West Tennessee and Arkansas markets; and Derick Ziegler, VP of affiliate integration and West Tennessee operations, will be promoted to VP/chief transformation officer, a newly created role for the organization.
“I am pleased to have Chris Anderson, James Grantham, Brad Parsons and Derick Ziegler help lead operations and sustainability for Baptist Memorial hospitals,” said Dr. Paul DePriest, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “Combined, they have 100-plus years of experience leading hospitals and health care systems, and they have successfully managed our hospitals during one of the most challenging times in health care history. I expect them to continue to rise to any challenge as they lead Baptist Memorial hospitals into the future.”
The six newly promoted or appointed CEOs/administrators include:
- Paul Cade, who has been named the CEO/administrator of Baptist Memphis. He has been serving as CEO/administrator of Baptist Golden Triangle.
- Robert Coleman, who will serve as CEO/administrator of Baptist Golden Triangle. He is currently CEO/administrator for Baptist Attala and Baptist Yazoo.
- Mac Flynt, who has been promoted to CEO/administrator of Baptist Attala and Baptist Yazoo. He is currently the chief administrative officer for both hospitals.
- Brian Welton, who has been appointed CEO/administrator of Baptist North Mississippi. He is currently CEO/administrator of Baptist Crittenden.
- Samuel Pieh, who has been promoted to CEO/administrator of Baptist Crittenden. He is currently chief operating officer of Baptist Memphis.
- Ann Bishop, who has been promoted to CEO/administrator of Baptist Union County and Baptist Booneville. She will also continue to serve as administrator of Baptist’s cancer service line.
“I am pleased to announce these CEO appointments for Baptist Memorial hospitals,” said Dr. DePriest. “It is rewarding to promote from within our organization because we have qualified leaders who excel at their jobs. I have the highest confidence in all of them and look forward to working with them to achieve better health for our communities.”