BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and DALLAS – October 2, 2015 - Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) have formed a joint venture to own and operate a network of healthcare facilities serving Birmingham and central Alabama. The joint venture includes all Baptist Health System hospitals, Tenet’s Brookwood Medical Center and each organization’s related businesses. Under the joint venture arrangement, Tenet is the majority partner and will manage the network’s operations.

The new organization unites Baptist Health System’s four hospitals – Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center – with Brookwood Medical Center. Together, the new system has more than 1,700 licensed beds, nine outpatient centers, 68 physician clinics delivering primary and specialty care, more than 7,000 employees and approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians.

“With this new network, we will continue the longtime mission of both Brookwood Medical Center and the Baptist Health System to provide high-quality care to residents across central Alabama, while also enhancing access to a wide range of healthcare resources for the communities we serve,” said Keith Parrott, chief executive officer of the new organization, who previously served as CEO of Baptist Health System. “This new partnership will strengthen our collective efforts throughout the region while also preserving and supporting the Baptist tradition and our faith-based approach to quality healthcare.”

About Tenet Healthcare

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with more than 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the company operates 87 general acute care hospitals, 19 short-stay surgical hospitals and over 425 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom. Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDN), physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans. Tenet also operates six health plans. For more information, please visit

The terms "THC", "Tenet Healthcare Corporation", "the company", "we", "us" or "our" refer to Tenet Healthcare Corporation or one or more of its subsidiaries or affiliates as applicable.


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Corporate Communications
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Investor Relations
Brendan Strong

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