History of Brookwood Baptist Health

The creation of Alabama’s largest health network

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. Together, we represent Alabama’s largest and most experienced network of primary and specialty care physicians dedicated to the health of Central Alabama residents.

Began by the shared interest of a group of physicians to bring high quality, convenient care to their communities, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center today is a 595 bed, full service acute care hospital deeply embedded within the Birmingham Community. Brookwood has prominent oncology, cardiology, mental health and orthopedic programs, and is distinguished for developing its women’s center, Alabama’s first dedicated women’s hospital. Similar to Brookwood’s foundations, the primary focus of the Baptist Health mission began with the spirit to take care of communities through whole healing. In our deeply rooted purpose to honor God and others, we strive to offer nationally recognized, high-quality care which has and always will be the heart of our mission.

Altogether, Brookwood Baptist Health boasts upwards of 1,700 beds, includes 60 primary and specialty care clinics, approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians, and nearly 7,300 employees overall. Through innovative and compassionate patient care, our collective effort will strengthen our mission to empower our communities to live happier, healthier lives.

Mission of Brookwood Baptist Health

United in service & devotion to you

At Brookwood Baptist Health, we are dedicated to improving the overall well-being of our community by executing our mission: To extend the healing ministry of Christ through holistic, people-centered health care. In doing this, we hope to set a new standard in service and devotion to the people of central Alabama.

Values of Brookwood Baptist Health

The Core of Excellence

We demonstrate our values through our daily work as we serve the community of individuals for whom we care and each other. We believe that the embodiment of our core values accurately reflects our passion to give patients superior care through services, education and performance.


Devoted to Honor God through our words and actions; honoring God in all we do.


Devoted to ministering to every life with respect, compassion, and dignity.


Devoted to defining the highest standard of care and service in central Alabama.


Devoted to being open and honest in communications and actions with integrity at the center of all we do.


Devoted to exploring simple solutions to existing and future challenges; having courageous creativity.