Big Rapids Hospital, Reed City Hospital

Chief Operating Officer named at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals

BIG RAPIDS & REED CITY, Mich., Jan. 31, 2019 — 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 engrained 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.


Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,200 medical staff experts, 3,200 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 230 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $483 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2018. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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