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 Medical Center’s Elizabeth Vernon Inducted Into Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame

Dec 17, 2018



Brookwood Baptist Medical Center today announced Elizabeth Vernon, RN, Palliative & Supportive Care, has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame, Tenet’s highest honor for colleagues.


The Tenet Heroes program celebrates those individuals who make a meaningful impact within their respective communities that goes above and beyond their daily job responsibilities. Nominated by fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values of quality, integrity, service, innovation and transparency.  Since 2008, Tenet has recognized nearly 1,400 Heroes, 88 of whom have been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame.

Vernon was recognized for her dedication as a palliative care nurse to bring comfort and dignity to terminal patients and their families. In addition to her work at Brookwood Baptist, through her leadership, courage and empathy, Vernon tirelessly volunteers her time and energy to those less fortunate. Through multiple medical mission trips, she has helped heal and share God’s love with the people of Limbe, Haiti.

Over the past six years, Vernon helped build a clinic in Haiti and procured pharmaceutical supplies and medical equipment. She recruited and expanded the volunteer reach to include paramedics, firefighters, nurses and other medical staff to treat up to 300 patients per day.

Her desire to serve others is not limited by the borders of Haiti. At home, Vernon is a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Jefferson and Shelby Counties. She also volunteers at a local church and teaches science to home schooled children.

“Elizabeth personifies the very best in human kindness, and I am thankful her actions were recognized and honored in such a special way,” said Keith Parrott, CEO, Brookwood Baptist Health. “We are grateful for Elizabeth’s efforts, selfless nature and commitment to compassionate care, and we are proud to work alongside her. On behalf of the Brookwood Baptist family, we congratulate her on this prestigious honor.