Meet Our Leaders at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

Brad Parsons, Administrator and CEO

Brad ParsonsResponsibilities: Overall executive management of the hospital. Brad Parsons is the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s flagship entity, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Parsons previously served as administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Clinic and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. He began his career with Baptist as an associate administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in 2008. Parsons holds a bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College and master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Cyndi Pittman, Chief Financial Officer

Responsibilities: Financial planning and analysis, health information management, information systems, materials management and patient registration. She also serves as the chief privacy officer and compliance officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

Samuel Pieh, Chief Operating Officer

Samuel PiehResponsibilities: Emergency department, neurodiagnostics, radiation oncology, risk management, transplant clinic, case management, facility services and pastoral care. In addition, he also oversees environmental services, food & nutrition, pathology, radiology and respiratory.

Dr. Chris Patrick, Chief Medical Officer

Responsibilities: Monitoring physician satisfaction, physician leadership development, performance improvement programs and assisting with physician education. In addition, he also oversees graduate medical education, infection control, physician relations and quality.

Mary Ellen Sumrall, Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Ellen Sumrall, Chief Nursing Officer at Baptist MemphisResponsibilities: Development and implementation of all nursing and related patient care activities.

Craig Earley, Associate Administrator

Craig Earley Responsibilities: Radiology, pathology, transfusion medicine, respiratory, food & nutrition, and environmental services.