All Brookwood Baptist Health Locations Receive Automated CPR Device Donated by Baptist Health Foundation

Mar 8, 2022

Foundation Prepares for Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Fundraiser set for April 28

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Baptist Health Foundation, which supports the five Brookwood Baptist Health hospitals and Brookwood’s Freestanding Emergency Department through philanthropic initiatives, has donated six automated CPR devices plus software to be used in patient care.


The Foundation is currently selling tickets for their annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser set for April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at The Club, which helps raise funds to support these type of donations to the hospitals.

The LUCAS device is an easy-to-use mechanical chest compression device that helps teams around the world deliver high-quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients in the field, on the move and in the hospital.

“It takes out a lot of the risk of COVID exposure for our healthcare workers and also helps cut down on fatigue when delivering CPR,” said Dr. Bruce Burns, chairman of the department of emergency medicine for Brookwood Baptist Health. “We are so appreciative to the Foundation for this donation.”

The LUCAS device removes the close human contact needed for traditional CPR and brings in the element of automation which means consistent, continuous and high quality of chest compressions to sustain vital circulation to the heart and brain.

“Baptist Health Foundation is proud to fund the purchase of these devices, which are so vital to have especially during the pandemic, to assist with the care for patients at the hospitals we serve,” said Alison Scott, executive director of Baptist Health Foundation. “This is just one of the many ways we look to support the hospitals and patients through our non-profit initiatives.”

Hospitals receiving the devices include Brookwood Baptist Medical Center (Homewood), Brookwood’s Freestanding Emergency Department (Greystone), Citizens Baptist Medical Center (Talladega), Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham), Shelby Baptist Medical Center (Alabaster) and Walker Baptist Medical Center (Jasper).

To raise money for items such as the Lucas device and to assist patients or employees in need, the Foundation hosts programs like their upcoming Wine, Women & Shoes event.

Baptist Health Foundation will host their fifth annual Wine Women & Shoes event presented by Regions at The Club on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tables seat 10 guests and are on sale now.

General admission tables are $1500 and VIP tables are $2000. General Admission tickets are $150 each and include access to the event, seated dinner, and a trendy swag bag filled with a variety of goodies that women will love. VIP tickets are $200 each and include access to the event, premium seating for the dinner program, plus special VIP only swag bags. Tickets can be purchased online at

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