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

The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Presents Distinguished Melissa Cole Award to Five Staff Members

Dec 18, 2019

Annual award commemorates beloved nurse who personified dedication and compassion in helping others

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 18, 2019) - The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center recently honored five members of hospital staff with the distinguished Melissa Cole Award. The award, named in memory for the beloved team member who personified dedication and compassion in her role as a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit nurse, is presented annually to nurses and staff who demonstrate the same outstanding qualities that defined Melissa’s work and career. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant career commitment to the care of patients at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and who define the standards of great care and serve as role models for all. Recipients receive a plaque, monetary award and a temporary dedicated parking space.

Among this year’s recipients include:

  • Julie Tidwell, RN - Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Katie Stewart, RN - Emergency Department
  • Rachel Stamps, RN - Women’s Health
  • Rodney Jones, Technician - Behavioral Health
  • Kim Lewis, Technician - Main Operating Room

“The professionalism, service, dedication and compassion these team members exemplified over the past year is outstanding,” said Russ Ronson, MD, medical staff president and director of cardiothoracic surgery, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. “I am very proud of the way they represent Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. The standard of excellence they establish provides our patients with the greatest level of care in their time of need, and we are extremely fortunate to have them as part of our team.”

Brookwood Baptist Melissa Cole Award winners

Pictured with Dr. Russ Ronson, Chief of Staff (fourth from left), are the 2019 Melissa Cole Award recipients (left to right): Kim Lewis, Rachel Stamps, Rodney Jones, Katie Stewart and Julie Tidwell.