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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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

Tim Puthoff Named Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood Baptist Health and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Jan 2, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 2, 2019) - Tim Puthoff has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Tenet’s Alabama and Tennessee Group, which consists of a network of seven hospitals. In this role, Puthoff will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, as well as providing oversight and leadership at all five hospitals in the Brookwood Baptist Health system and Tenet’s Tennessee hospital operations.

Tim PuthoffFor the past five years, Puthoff served as CEO of Houston Northwest Medical Center. Under his leadership, Houston Northwest saw significant growth, including increases in admissions, surgeries and ED visits. Throughout his tenure, the hospital excelled in quality and safety initiatives, including recognition on several occasions as a Leapfrog “A” rated facility, achievement of a “Pathway to Excellence” designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Texas Ten Step designation for maternity care and breastfeeding support. As well under Puthoff’s leadership, the hospital scored well above national averages in the AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey.

Prior to joining Houston Northwest, Puthoff served in several CEO and executive leadership roles with Community Health Systems and HCA, including roles with multi-facility responsibility. Puthoff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health services administration, both of which he earned from the University of Central Florida.

According to Tenet Executive Chairman and CEO, Ron Rittenmeyer, “With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare executive leadership, including four years with Tenet, Tim is an ideal fit to take the reins. His demonstrated track record and breadth of experience will serve our patients well. Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has been a pillar of healthcare for the community for the last 45 years, and I feel confident Tim is the right person to lead the charge to continue to provide healthcare excellence to our patients across Central Alabama.”