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

Gardendale Surgical Center Joins Brookwood Medical Center

Dec 3, 2015


Kristina Wilburn


Gardendale Surgical Center Joins Brookwood Medical Center

Birmingham, AL (November 25, 2015) – Brookwood Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Gardendale Surgical Center has been acquired as an additional outpatient facility to serve the Birmingham area. This ambulatory surgery center provides stellar customer service, excellent clinical outcomes and convenient access. 

“We are honored to have the privilege of working with the superb physicians at Gardendale Surgery Center and for the opportunity to better serve Gardendale and surrounding communities,” said Chuck Stark, Brookwood Chief Executive Officer. “We believe local employers and the community appreciate the ability to have care provided close to their businesses and homes, and this facility creates value for the community.”

The multi-specialty outpatient surgical center opened in February 2010. The acquisition between Brookwood Medical Center and Gardendale Surgical Center was completed in August 2015. Some of the major surgical services provided at the Gardendale location include:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain management
  • General and specialty surgical services

“Gardendale Surgical Center is a great addition to the healthcare community in Gardendale. We look forward to continue to offer patients a safe, efficient and comfortable alternative for their outpatient surgical needs,” said Price Kloess, MD, ophthalmologist at Gardendale Surgical Center.

About Brookwood Medical Center
Founded in 1973, Brookwood Medical Center is one of the largest private hospitals in Alabama, and a leading provider of advanced medical care to the Homewood community and beyond. Brookwood’s medical staff is comprised of more than 900 privately practicing physicians and its workforce includes more than 2,500 employees and volunteers. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Brookwood Medical Center is a full service acute care hospital, widely recognized for its cardiology, oncology, mental health and orthopedic program. For more information on Brookwood's services, visit bwmc.com or call (205) 877-8800.

About Baptist Health System
Baptist Health System, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, provides healthcare services to communities in the greater Birmingham Alabama area through its equity ownership in a joint venture with Tenet Healthcare. As part of this joint venture, Baptist Health System appoints half of the joint venture's Board of Directors. Additionally, Baptist Health System provides administrative and other support to the Baptist Health Foundation. Baptist Health System is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect its Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.

About Gardendale Surgical Center
Gardendale Surgical Center opened in February 2010 and is licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health as an ambulatory surgery facility. The center holds current Medicare Certification and has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation by AAAHC is recognized by third party payers, professional medical organizations and state and federal agencies and assures patients that our organization meets nationally-recognized standards of healthcare.