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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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.

News & Announcements

Baptist Health, Tenet Sign Merger Agreement

Jun 23, 2015
Alabaster Reporter – June 23 – Alabaster’s Shelby Baptist Medical Center will be operating under a new parent company in the next few months after Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare announced they had signed an agreement to form a joint company on June 23. 

The announcement came about six months after Baptist Health System, which owns and operates the 232-bed Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, announced it was in talks with Tenet over forming a jointly owned company. 

“The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2015,” read a June 23 Tenet release announcing the agreement signing. 

As of June 23, the joint company had not announced its new name, nor the new name of Shelby Baptist. 

Once formed, the company will operate Brookwood Medical Center and all Baptist Health System facilities, including Shelby Baptist. Tenet currently is the parent company of Brookwood Medical Center. 

When the agreement is finalized, it will unite Brookwood with Shelby Baptist, Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and 77 primary and specialty care clinics across central Alabama. 

The system would include more than 1,700 licensed beds, 7,300 employees and about 1,500 physicians. The company also will manage Baptist Health Center clinics in Columbiana, Alabaster, Chelsea, Calera and Pelham, a vascular and endovascular surgery specialty center in Alabaster and the Shelby Advanced Arthritis Care facility in Alabaster. 

Keith Parrot, who currently is the CEO of Baptist Health System, will serve as the CEO of the joint venture, which will be overseen by a board of five representatives each from Baptist and Tenet. 

“We are excited about joining with Tenet to provide high-quality healthcare to communities across central Alabama,” Parrott wrote in an email. “This partnership will strengthen our collective efforts and enhance healthcare across the region while also preserving the Baptist name and tradition, maintaining our Christian values and identity, and supporting our faith based approach to healthcare.” 

Former SBMC president David Wilson stepped down from his post at the hospital in mate March to take the president position at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss. 

Bob Phillips, the former president of Walker Baptist Medical Center, stepped in replace Wilson at Shelby Baptist, and has been serving in the role since early April.