Meet Our Leaders at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Brian Welton, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Welton Responsibilities: Overall executive management of the hospital. Brian Welton served as Administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden in West Memphis, AR. He came to Baptist in 2012 as a Frank S. Groner Administrative Fellow and also served as associate administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, as well as operations director for Baptist Medical Group. He holds a master’s degree in both health administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.

Peyton Warrington, Associate Administrator

Peyton Warrington, Assistant Administrator Responsibilities: Oversees the hospital’s ancillary and support departments and works closely to support efforts in physician recruitment and patient satisfaction.  For the past several years, she has worked extensively with other executive team members to design and construct the new Baptist North Mississippi hospital, which will open in late 2017. Warrington holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas and is certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dana Williams, Chief Financial Officer

Dana Williams, Chief Financial Officer Responsibilities: Managing the hospital’s financial operations, revenue cycle and budgets with expertise in funds management, finance and analysis. Williams holds a bachelor of accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi.

Sonia Mckeithen, Associate Administrator for Medical Review

Sonia Mckeithen, Assistant Administrator for Medical Review Responsibilities: Quality, Infection Control, Risk Management, Medical Staff Services, HIPAA, Joint Commission, Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab, and the Oncology Services including Radiation and Infusion. McKeithen holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women.

Mark Ottens, Chief Nursing Officer

Responsibilities: Oversees all areas of Nursing and Pharmacy. Main focus is facilitating the design and implementing the delivery of patient care, recommending strategies to improve services, and delivering excellent patient outcomes.  Ottens received a diploma in nursing from the Baptist Health School of Nursing in Little Rock, AR; a bachelor of science in nursing from Henderson State University; and a master of arts in health science management and administration from Webster University. He also graduated from the Baptist Nursing Leadership Institute in 2010.