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BHS at a Glance

Baptist Health System, Inc. Is one of the largest health care systems in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers. BHS is a not-for-profit, 501(c) corporation that owns and manages four hospitals in the state of Alabama:

  • Princeton Baptist Medical Center (in Birmingham)
  • Shelby Baptist Medical Center (in Alabaster)
  • Walker Baptist Medical Center (in Jasper)
  • Citizens Baptist Medical Center (in Talladega) 

 Baptist Health System was founded in Birmingham in 1922 by a group of Baptist congregations. It is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect the Board of Trustees.

Baptist Health Centers

Baptist Health Centers, Inc. (BHC) is a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary company of The Baptist Health System of Alabama (BHS) that specializes in physician practice management. It provides a full spectrum of primary care and specialty care services. Formed in 1994, today BHC includes:

  • 101 employed physicians
  • 11 mid-level providers (NPs and PAs)
  • 307 non-provider employed staff
  • 43 BHC-owned clinics
  • 263,002 total annual encounters (2012)

Baptist Physician Alliance

Baptist Physcian Alliance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baptist Health System. Physicians and physician leaders invest their time and effort in BPA through (a) participation in various committee activities and (b) work involved in Clinical Integration Program compliance. BPA "earns" it annual budget through contracted services provided to BHS designed to create hospital efficiences.

  • BPA is non-exclusive
  • Comprised of 401 participating physicians

Baptist Health Foundation

The Baptist Health Foundation was formed in 1967 to encourage and accept charitable contributions to help support and strengthen the hospitals of Baptist Health System. Thans to donors, in 2012 the Foundation was able to provide $4.3 million to help support initiatives across Baptist Health System.

Quick Facts about Baptist Health System 

Employees: Approximately 4,300 employees system-wide.
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Total licensed beds: 1,081
Citizens Baptist 122 beds
Princeton Baptist 499 beds
Shelby Baptist 193 beds
Walker Baptist 267 beds
Admissions: 34,591 system-wide
Adult patient days: 170,726 days system-wide
Outpatient visits: 370,930 system-wide
Births: 2,553 system-wide
Emergency room visits: 148,602 system-wide
Outpatient surgeries: 16,314 system-wide
Inpatient surgeries: 8,956 system-wide
Physicians: 853 credentialed physicians
Residency Programs: 92 residents

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Please visit our Residency Programs page for more information.

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