Beth Langenburg, RN, BSN, MBA, a long-time employee of Big Rapids Hospital, has been promoted to chief operating officer at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals, effective Feb. 3.
In her new role, Langenburg will have local oversight of a wide range of hospital operations including rehabilitation services, lab, radiology, nutrition services, facilities, environmental services, supply chain, risk, accreditation, emergency preparedness, medical staff office, occupational health, and volunteer services.
“I’m excited and honored to be named COO, working at a facility that I love, serving a community where I’ve lived for many years,” Langenburg said. “I became a nurse because of my desire to care for people. Now as a health care executive, I still get to do that but in a different capacity. I couldn’t be more thrilled for this new opportunity.”
Langenburg has worked for Spectrum Health for 30 years. She first joined Big Rapids Hospital, then called Mecosta County General Hospital, as a staff RN in the critical care unit. She has held multiple management roles since then and has been instrumental in developing key programs for the hospital such as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, as well as a farmer’s market outreach, which received the Ludwig Award in 2018 by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
“Beth is a very caring individual who is deeply ingrained in our communities. She has proven leadership skills and the choice for selecting her as our COO was very clear,” said Andrea Leslie, northeast regional market leader and president, Spectrum Health United, Kelsey, Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals. “I am very excited to have her in this role and I know she will do well.”
Beth earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Ferris State University and completed a Masters of Business Administration, also from Ferris State University, in 2018 with a cohort of Spectrum Health leaders.