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.

Learn what makes us a Community Built on Care

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 Medical Center Recertifies as a Bariatric Center of Excellence

Aug 28, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Brookwood Baptist Medical Center today announced it achieved recertification as a Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE) by Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Inclusion in the Optum COE network means the bariatric program meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care. The COE network membership also offers further evidence of the high standards upon which the bariatric professionals of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center pride themselves with exceptional healthcare delivered daily.

The comprehensive bariatric program at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, which offers hope and health to thousands of people, encompasses gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric band.

“The Bariatric Centers of Excellence designation reaffirms Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s commitment to providing high quality care to our patients,” said Tim Puthoff, CEO. “Our bariatric program provides our community the opportunity to live a healthier life, and being honored with this designation is a direct reflection of our experienced and dedicated multi-disciplinary team.”