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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

Jay Pennisson Named CFO of Brookwood Baptist Health System and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Dec 17, 2018

Brookwood Baptist Health today announced Jay Pennisson has been named group chief financial officer, Brookwood Baptist Health, and chief financial officer, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. A seasoned financial leader within Tenet Healthcare, Pennisson joins the Brookwood Baptist Health family having recently served as chief financial officer and vice president of Finance for Tenet’s Texas Region, including 21 acute care hospitals and seven micro-hospitals under the Tenet umbrella.

Pennisson first joined Tenet as a controller at Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, La., and throughout the years has held financial positions of leadership with increasing responsibility. Prior to his most recent appointment, he served as chief financial officer of Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., and thereafter as chief financial officer of Atlanta Medical Center.

According to Keith Parrott, chief executive officer, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, “A 10-time Tenet Circle of Excellence Award recipient, Jay brings with him a reputation as a high-performing, results-oriented executive with a history of contributing to healthcare organizations by optimizing efficiencies and effectiveness. We are extremely fortunate to have his expertise and financial acumen.”