Tim Puthoff, who has been CEO of Houston Northwest Medical Center, has been named to take on that role at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and for Tenet Healthcare’s Alabama and Tennessee Group, which consists of a network of seven hospitals.
Puthoff will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Brookwood Baptist, as well as providing oversight and leadership at the five hospitals in the Brookwood Baptist Health system and Tenet’s Tennessee hospitals.
While Puthoff was in Houston, the hospital experienced significant growth, including increases in admissions, surgeries and emergency visits, according to a statement from Tenet Healthcare. During his tenure, the hospital was recognized as a Leapfrog “A” rated facility and achieved a “Pathway to Excellence” designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Texas Ten Step designation for maternity care and breastfeeding support. It also scored well above national averages in the AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey, according to Tenet.
Before 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, both of which he earned from the University of Central Florida.
“With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare executive leadership, including four years with Tenet, Tim is an ideal fit to take the reins.” Tenet Executive Chairman and CEO Ron Rittenmeyer, said in the statement. “His demonstrated track record and breadth of experience will serve our patients well. Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has been a pillar of healthcare for the community for the last 45 years, and I feel confident Tim is the right person to lead the charge to continue to provide healthcare excellence to our patients across Central Alabama.”
— Virginia Martin