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.

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News & Announcements

Brookwood Baptist Health Observes National Doctors’ Day

Mar 30, 2021

Physicians from Brookwood, Citizens, Princeton, Shelby and Walker Baptist Medical Centers honored for the work they perform

brookwood-baptist-health-observes-national-doctors-dayBIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Brookwood Baptist Health is celebrating National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion. The observance commemorates the nation's doctors, who have dedicated themselves to service by helping to save lives and ensure the good health of U.S. citizens. This year’s theme, “Thank you for your extraordinary strength, courage and dedication,” is truly appropriate when we think of the challenges of the pandemic and the outstanding group of physicians these hospitals are honoring for the work they perform every day.

“On behalf of our staff and board members, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our physicians and thank them for their unwavering fortitude and dedication during such a trying time in our nation’s healthcare history,” said Brookwood Baptist Health CEO, Tim Puthoff. “I believe strongly in the value of saying thank you, and no time is more appropriate than the present when physicians are working tirelessly to bring this pandemic to an end, all while ensuring our hospitals remain safe.”

Celebrated annually on March 30, Doctors’ Day was officially established in 1991 when President George Bush issued a proclamation in observance of the day. March 30 also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842. National Doctors’ Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.