Baptist Carroll County announces new ER director


HUNTINGDON, Tenn. –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County has named Dr. Thomas Paul Evans director of the emergency department.

Evans will manage overall operations for the emergency department, including planning, directing and coordinating staff and activities. He will also develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure the emergency department runs smoothly and efficiently.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Evans to our team,” said Susan Breeden, administrator and CEO of Baptist Carroll County. “He brings 27 years of experience and specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics, which is a great benefit to our ER and community.”

Evans will continue to operate his practice at Evans Clinic.

“In my 23 years of practice in this area, I have had the privilege of treating more than 30,000 patients, so I am personally acquainted with many of the patients I will serve in the emergency department,” said Evans. “I’m grateful to my mentors Dr. Scott Portis and Dr. Jerry Atkins, long-serving physicians in this community, for teaching me their craft and modeling what it is to be a community physician.”

Evans grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Huntingdon in 1999 to open his practice with his wife Dr. Pam Evans, who is a native of the city. They have three sons, Aaron, 24, Patrick, 21, and Chester, 17 — all of whom are pilots.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical care to West Tennessee in a variety of specialized areas, including cardiac care, pediatrics, general surgery, physical therapy and palliative care, among others. The 70-bed facility is located in Huntingdon, Tennessee, and offers advanced medical technology, such as 3D mammography and the Baptist TeleHealth Center, which uses TeleGuardian. Baptist Carroll County is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the Tennessee Quality Award, Premier Inc.’s QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare, the Quest Hero Award, Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in 2015 and an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group in 2021. For more information, visit