For more than 80 years, Baptist Health System has been an integral part of Alabama's health care landscape. As a faith-based, not-for-profit health care system, BHS is committed to ministering to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those entrusted to our care, while serving as a witness to the love of God as revealed through Jesus Christ.
Baptist Health System, Inc. is the largest health care system in Alabama and one of the state's largest employers. BHS is a not-for-profit, 501(c) corporation that owns and manages hospitals and health-related facilities in the state of Alabama.
BHS is a ministry of the churches of the Birmingham Baptist Association whose representatives elect BHS's Board of Trustees. It was founded in 1922 by a group of local Baptist congregations.
All BHS hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. All BHS hospitals are approved for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The Baptist Health Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit entity established to solicit donations to support patient care, medical education and clinical research at Baptist Health System.
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.