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Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital



Bradley Mullinax, CAO

Bradley Mullinax is the Chief Administrative Officer for Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Previously, he served as the Director of Clinical Operations.  Bradley graduated from Motlow State Community College with his A.A.S. in nursing.   He completed his BSN from Cumberland University.  He has worked at the hospital since 2011 and served many roles in the past 7 years including ER staff nurse and ER Director.  He also worked as an intensive care and flight nurse with Life Force Air Medical.  He has lived in Smithville for the last 35 years.   He and his wife Callie have an English Bull-dog named Molly.   Bradley states that he is “looking forward to working with the team and promoting a team environment that delivers exceptional care to our community.”   





Alan Sharp, CFO 

Alan Sharp is the Chief Financial Officer for Saint Thomas DeKalb and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospitals.  Alan graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S degree in Accounting and an M.B.A.  During his 24 years in healthcare administration, Alan has worked as a CFO, CEO, Controller, Consultant and Vice President of Operations.  He has been with these Saint Thomas hospitals since 2011.

Alan and his wife Amanda are parents to five active children ranging in age from 5 to 16.  They enjoy spending time following the activities of their children.  Alan also enjoys fishing and following the University of Tennessee athletic teams.  Alan states that he is “proud to be part of the Saint Thomas family, and the resources that it brings our smaller, rural facilities.”



Emily Elrod, BSN, RN

Emily Elrod is the Director of Nursing for Saint Thomas DeKalb and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospitals.  From a patient care tech at age 18, to recently receiving her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Western Governors University, Emily has spent her life caring for people.  She has held many clinical roles including Med-Surg Unit Manager, ED Director and Director of Clinical Operations.  Emily grew up in rural Tennessee and understands the personal care expectations of a hometown hospital.  

Emily and her husband, Jason, have three children and recently welcomed their first grandchild. 





Rick Goins

Rick Goins is the Team Lead for the Emergency Department at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.   Rick graduated from Rend Lake College in southern Illinois with his ADN. His healthcare career started at the age of 17 working with EMS, moving to the medical lab field and becoming a nurse in 1999. During his 27 years in healthcare, Rick has worked as a Charge/ED Staff Nurse and as a manager in a 31-bed Stroke/Cardiac and Trauma Certified Emergency Department. He relocated to Smithville in June 2015 when he began working with Saint Thomas Health.

Rick and his wife love spending time with his family and four beautiful grandchildren.  He also has a love for antique cars and spends much of his summertime traveling to antique car shows.   He is greatly involved in his church.

Rick states “I am excited to be a part of the rural health care setting. Being able to know, treat and serve my community, neighbors and family in their time of need is one of my greatest passions.”


Trish Hall

Trish Hall is the Team Lead for the Medical/Surgical Unit at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.  Trish graduated from southeast Kentucky University in 2012 with an ADN. She began her nursing career in Smithville where her duties have included Med/Surg and ICU Charge Nurse and Emergency Department staff nurse.  A short-lived move to Florida afforded her invaluable experience working with transplant patients, but her heart was in Tennessee.  

She and her husband Brian enjoy spending their time gardening, coaching softball and raising four amazing children, Brayden, Jaycee, Callie and Reid.  Trish states “I’m glad to call Tennessee home and am so proud to work with an amazing medical team that understands the positive impact our care provides to our community.”