Compassionate, Quality Healthcare For All Stages of a Woman's Life

At Baptist Health, women have a place they can turn for compassionate, quality healthcare throughout all stages of their lives. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services that address nearly any medical need, across the continuum of a woman's life.

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Healing Broken Hearts for Our Patients and Their Families

Baptist Medical Center South recently received two American Heart Association top performance awards for quality of care under the association's Get With The Guidelines in hospital-based quality improvement programs and is a Blue Cross Center of Distinction.

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Overcome the Pains that Ail You

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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HIPAA

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is one of the most significant aspects of federal legislation affecting the healthcare industry since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in 1965. 

HIPAA requires Baptist Health to take steps to ensure the privacy of health information, which is referred to as the Privacy Rule. HIPAA also requires Baptist Health to take steps to ensure the integrity of the information, which is referred to as the Security Rule.  

Baptist Health is firmly committed to complying with HIPAA, both because it is legally required to do so, and because it is the right thing to do. Assuring the integrity and privacy of confidential health information is fundamental to our mission. Baptist Health and our workforce have always been committed to these underlying ideals. 

You as a workforce member hold the keys to our successful compliance with HIPAA. An organization like Baptist Health can adopt very good safeguards, but in the end, compliance will depend almost entirely on the cooperation of an informed and committed workforce. See “HIPAA Basic Workforce Responsibilities” in Policy Manager for specific expectations of Baptist Health workforce members in protecting our patients’ privacy and security.


HIPAA Privacy and Education

HIPAA Security

HITECH Act

HIPAA Basic Workforce Responsibilities

HIPAA Related Definitions