Tim Puthoff has been named CEO of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Tenet's Alabama and Tennessee Group, which consists of a network of seven hospitals. He will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, as well as providing leadership at all five hospitals in the Brookwood Baptist Health system and Tenet's Tennessee hospital operations.
For the past five years, Puthoff served as CEO of Houston Northwest Medical Center. Under his leadership, Houston Northwest saw significant growth, including increases in admissions, surgeries and ED visits. Throughout his tenure, the hospital excelled in quality and safety initiatives, including recognition as a Leapfrog A-rated facility, achievement of a Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Texas Ten Step designation for maternity care and breastfeeding support. As well under Puthoff's leadership, the hospital scored well above national averages in the AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey.
Prior to joining Houston Northwest, Puthoff served in several CEO and executive leadership roles with Community Health Systems and HCA, including roles with multi-facility responsibility. Puthoff holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Central Florida.