Meet Our Leaders at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Paul Cade, Administrator

Responsibilities: Overall executive management of the hospital.

Michael Shelton, Chief Medical Officer

Responsibilities: In addition to serving as Baptist Golden Triangle’s chief medical officer, Ashley W. Harris, M.D also works part time as a hospitalist—a physician with a hospital-based practice. Originally from Water Valley, Mississippi, Harris graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Mississippi State University in 2004. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2007. After completing an internship and residency at the North Mississippi Family Medicine Residency Program in Tupelo, he completed fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harvard University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2011. From there, he earned a Master of Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. Harris is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine and is a certified hospice medical director.

Pam Richardson, Chief Financial Officer  

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

Mary Ellen Sumrall, Chief Nursing Officer  

Responsibilities: 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

Responsibilities: 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

Responsibilities: cancer center, diagnostic imaging, cardiology services, safety, quality review, risk, medical staff services, and patient relations.