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

Brookwood Baptist Health Chaplaincy Program Leader, Dr. Cecelia A. Walker, Named to Samford University Board of Trustees

Sep 28, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Dr. Cecelia A. Walker, executive director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education for Brookwood Baptist Health, has been elected to the Samford University board of trustees. A four-year appointment, Samford’s 40-member board serves as the governing body for the university.

dr-cecelia-walker-director-of-chaplaincy“As a graduate of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School, I am incredibly honored to be able to serve in this capacity and give back to a university that has opened countless doors for me,” stated Walker. “Through this opportunity, I look forward to being a part of helping to further the university’s mission to nurture persons in their development, intellect, creativity, faith and personhood.”

Walker also serves as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) certified educator for a parish-based CPE program at the Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church in Montgomery and as an associate minister at Birmingham’s Greater Shiloh Baptist Church.

Walker previously served as a member of Samford’s Board of Overseers. She is also the national certification chair for the Association for Clinical Pastoral Educators.

Of her appointment, Brookwood Baptist Health CEO, Tim Puthoff, stated, “Dr. Walker is an integral part of our organization and her selfless service, character and integrity are exemplified daily. Her selection to Samford’s board of trustees further demonstrates her servant leadership.”