As a witness to the love of God, revealed through Jesus Christ, the Baptist Health System is committed to ministries that enhance the health, dignity and wholeness of those we serve through Integrity, Compassion, Advocacy, Resourcefulness, and Excellence.
Through the Doors
As patients enter the hospital doors, compassionate care is provided, regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
Beyond the Walls
Since its beginnings in 1922, the role of Princeton has been that of community leader as well as healer. Today, Princeton's faith-based mission to provide for the physical, spiritual and social well-being of those it serves is asstrong as ever.
In answer to the call for caring, Princeton's health care ministry is growing with a multi-million dollar expansion underway to redesign and expand the hospital's surgical facilities and other nearby clinical areas.
As the need for round-the-clock nursing care for elderly citizens increases, Princeton and others recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction by Ball HealthCare of a nearly $16-million nursing home on the hospital campus. Residents of the 117-bed Arlington Rehabilitation and Care Center will enjoy easy access to Princeton's physicians and specialty services. Dedicated beds for rehabilitation and routine nursing care are among the types of care to be provided when construction is complete in about a year.
Princeton's longtime support of education and literacy that earned it recognition as an education partner continues. Activities to support the West End Regional Library's growth, the Adopt-A-School program in neighborhood schools, teacher appreciation programs and literacy training are just some of Princeton's efforts to help establish the area as a learning zone.
Participation continues with Discovery Clubs, a non-profit organization that partners with churches and schools to host after-school Bible Clubs, and the highly successful Princeton Achievers, which introduces students in grades 9 - 12 to careers in health care. Princeton's involvement in innovative programs like the work/study program at Holy Family Cristo Rey promotes not only education, but also broader career choices for area young people.
Building relationships to serve the people of the community and their needs are evident as Princeton reaches out to Her Choice and other support groups to help young women who struggle with health issues, such as teen pregnancy and access to prenatal care.
Whether Princeton participates in community grassroots initiatives or multi-level government partnerships, the goal is the same - the good of the community.
One such initiative is a convenient curb market to serve Princeton Towers and other neighborhood residents, stocked with produce from the WE Community Garden, a project of Urban Ministry and Community Church Without Walls with support from Birmingham-Southern.
Princeton - in the practice of good medicine and the good neighbor policy.