BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Baptist Health System (BHS) in Birmingham unanimously received permission to explore a new partnership with Tenet Healthcare of Dallas, owner of Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, this morning during an executive session of the Birmingham Baptist Association (BBA) executive board. BBA is the parent body of BHS. A board of directors will be created to oversee the new company with representatives from BHS and Tenet. BHS President Keith Parrot said the due diligence study will begin immediately after signing the nonbinding letter of intent. Approval of a final agreement could come as soon as March.
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