Hospital Leadership at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton
The hospital administration team at Baptist-Tipton is dedicated to delivering quality health care to Mid-South residents in Covington, Tennessee, and beyond. With years of experience in health care administration, nursing and finance, our hospital leadership team brings valued expertise to the medical clinic at Baptist-Tipton. Learn more about hospital leadership below.
Hospital CEO and Administrator
Parker Harris became CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, including the Baptist Cancer Center infusion centers, in January 2019. Parker came to Baptist as an administrative fellow in May 2016. He later joined Baptist in a newly created role—administrative director for hospitals and affiliate integration—after completing graduate school. Harris earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Memphis in 2016 and his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Memphis in 2013. He helped lead transitional activities after Baptist and Mississippi Baptist Health System of Jackson, Mississippi, signed a shared mission agreement in 2017. Most recently, Harris helped transition the assets and operations of McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, Tennessee, to Baptist.
Chief Financial Officer
Carlos Mendoza manages the hospital’s financial operations, revenue cycle, and budgets. He also serves as Baptist Tipton's Privacy Officer. Carlos has worked for Baptist in various roles since 1995, most recently as the CFO and Controller of Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Germantown, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS, and his MBA in finance from Union University in Jackson, TN.
Jackie Barton MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Jackie Barton heads development and implementation of all nursing and related patient care activities while serving with the hospital leadership team. Barton holds an MSN in executive leadership from the University of Memphis and a BSN from Baptist College of Health Sciences.