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.

News & Announcements

Princeton Baptist Medical Center Celebrates 100 Years of Serving the Birmingham Community

Jan 18, 2022
100-years-of-community-built-on-care

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – This January, Princeton Baptist Medical Center celebrates its centennial year serving the Birmingham community as well as many counties of north central and southwest Alabama. The hospital was the first of four Birmingham area Baptist hospitals and opened its doors in the West End community on Jan. 20, 1922.

“We are proud to mark this milestone by reflecting on our hospital’s legacy and embracing the exciting things that are in store for our team,” said Princeton Baptist CEO Mike Neuendorf.

Previously Birmingham Baptist Hospital, the facility now known as Princeton Baptist opened on Jan. 20 with 39 patients in house. Additionally, there were eleven more patients admitted that day. At that time, the facility was a 90-bed hospital. Now, Princeton Baptist is licensed for 505 beds.

Prior to being purchased by the Birmingham Baptist Association, it was the Birmingham Infirmary.

The history of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing is closely woven with that of the hospital given the first class of students had been admitted to Birmingham Infirmary.

Princeton continues to offer a residency program allowing students to learn more about the medical field in a hands-on environment.

Another element of Princeton’s history includes being built on Christian principles that are still present in daily hospital operations today. The mission of Princeton Baptist is to extend the healing ministry of Christ through holistic, people-centered health care.

“This year is more than a time to just celebrate, but it is a time to honor the unwavering commitment of those employees who have served and continued to serve our community,” Neuendorf said.

From employee stories to celebratory events, there are many things in store for Princeton’s centennial year. To learn more, please contact Brittney Knox-Mensah at brittney.knox@tenethealth.com.

Sources: The First Fifty – A History of The Baptist Medical Centers – Janie Lott