About Brookwood Baptist Health

We’re a community built on care.

Formerly Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System, Brookwood Baptist Health unifies two of the largest resources for high-quality, affordable healthcare for the citizens of Central Alabama. With roots extending nearly a century, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center.

Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, which includes approximately 60 primary and specialty care clinics; approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians; and nearly 7,300 employees. Through innovative and compassionate patient care, our collective effort will strengthen our mission to empower our communities to live happier, healthier lives.

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Taking Care of You

We customize treatments and services based on the needs of each patient, backed by a large network of resources, expertise, innovation and locations. When you come through our doors, you become part of our life and our stories. And by getting to know us, you’ll experience the compassion of doctors, nurses, therapists, and volunteers who are here because we love helping people. Your health matters to us. We’re a community built on care.

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News & Announcements

Amy Beard Named Chief Nursing Officer of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Dec 17, 2018


Brookwood Baptist Health today announced Amy Beard has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Beard has served as Interim CNO at Brookwood Baptist since May of this year, and prior to that appointment, she served as the hospital’s Associate CNO.

A nurse executive with more than 22 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Beard led the Brookwood Women’s team to achieve the first Joint Commission Perinatal Excellence Designation in the State of Alabama and sixth in the nation in 2015. In her work with Women’s Services, she held several roles of increasing responsibility, including Director, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Market Vice President.

Among her many professional affiliations, Beard is recent past President of the Birmingham Region of Nurses Leaders; Board Member of the March of Dimes Central Alabama Division; a member of the Alabama Department of Public Health Women’s Advisory Steering Committee; and a former member of the Samford University Ida V. Mofett School of Nursing Advisory Board, among others.

According to Keith Parrott, CEO, Brookwood Baptist Health, “Over the past five months, Amy has demonstrated her innate leadership skills, along with her ability to develop and cultivate strong teams. I am extremely confident she will continue to push the standard and demand sustainability in a way that will continue to drive high-quality care for of our patients.”