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

Walker Baptist Medical Center Names Lori Sumner, MSN, RN, as its Chief Nursing Officer

Nov 10, 2020

JASPER, ALA. – November 10, 2020 – Walker Baptist Medical Center today announced Lori Sumner, MSN, RN, has been named chief nursing officer. Prior to joining the Brookwood Baptist Health System, Sumner served as associate chief nursing officer of Capital Regional Medical Center, located in Tallahassee, Fla., with 266 licensed beds and 1,400 employees.

Lori SumnerAmong her achievements during her tenure at Capital Regional include increasing employee recruitment and retention, as well as patient experience scores; significantly improving quality metrics; leading a successful survey by The Joint Commission with zero conditional level findings and decreased findings overall from prior survey; and coordinating care through Hurricane Michael, bedding more than 60 evacuees from an area hospital in a two-hour period and treating over 700 in-migration patients during the storm.

During her career, Sumner has held positions of increasing responsibility in hospitals across Central and North Florida, including nursing education, quality management and oversight of critical care. A seasoned healthcare leader with nearly 20 years’ nursing experience, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla., and master’s degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn.

“Lori’s numerous achievements during her career, in particular in her most recent role, are indicative of the style of leadership that will help Walker Baptist continue to excel in quality measures and deliver the superior care our patients have come to expect from our hospital,” stated Walker Baptist Medical Center CEO, Mike Neuendorf. “Her breadth of experience and expansive leadership will enable Lori to be an immediate contributor, and I look forward to working with her as part of our Walker Baptist team.”