Sam Lynd

Chief Executive Officer

Sam Lynd was named Administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital April 2020. Most recently, Sam has served as Chief Operating Officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis since January 2019 and Administrator of Baptist’s emergency services system wide since 2014. He joined Baptist Memorial Health Care as a Frank S. Groner Administrative Fellow in 2011 and was an assistant administrator at two Baptist Memorial hospitals, including NEA Baptist, before becoming the Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in 2014. Lynd holds a Master of Science in health administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in health care management from the University of Alabama. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as President Elect of the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development as well as a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Small or Rural Hospital Executive Committee. Sam was recently named as an honoree of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, and is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute.”