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

Kidada Hawkins Named COO of Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Dec 17, 2018


Brookwood Baptist Health today announced Kidada Hawkins, MHSA, MBA, FACHE has been named chief operating officer of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, effective September 24. Hawkins joins the Brookwood Baptist Health System from Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals, Ala., having served as chief executive officer for the past three years.

Hawkins’ tenure in the healthcare industry spans more than a decade in a number of leadership roles in the State of Alabama. His career began at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston where he served consecutively as director of marketing and assistant administrator before being named associate administrator. In 2010, Kidada joined St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham as chief operations officer of rural hospital operations in Blount and St. Clair Counties. In 2015, Kidada assumed his current role at Shoals Hospital.

According to Keith Parrott, chief executive officer, Brookwood Baptist Health, “Kidada’s accomplishments in the healthcare profession are commendable, and I am excited to bring his leadership to Princeton Baptist where he will be an immediate contributor. He will be an asset in this new role, and we welcome him with open arms to the Brookwood Baptist Health family.”