Langlotz Named Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer


Columbia, MD – After completing a national search process, Howard County General Hospital, an entity of Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the appointment of Dr. Ron Langlotz, DNP, RN, as vice president of nursing/chief nursing officer, effective Feb. 14. As such, Langlotz will be responsible for inpatient nursing units as well as Emergency Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, Ancillary Services, Clinical Education, and patient care staffing and operations.

Having served in this role in an interim capacity since Oct. 2021, Langlotz will continue to lead important patient care initiatives and the hospital’s pandemic response.

For the last 24 years, Langlotz served The Johns Hopkins Hospital in a variety of settings. He began his Hopkins career as a clinical nurse in the Department of Psychiatry, transitioned to the Neuro-Critical Care Unit, then moved to the Emergency Department’s critical care transport team. Langlotz has held numerous leadership positions within The Johns Hopkins Hospital, including nurse manager, assistant director of Nursing and, most recently, as the director of Medical Nursing and Radiology Nursing. Simultaneously, Langlotz served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse corps officer for more than 27 years.  

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, he completed his master’s degree in health care administration/emergency preparedness and disaster response from the same institution. Subsequently, Langlotz earned his doctor of nursing practice degree from Chatham University.

“Ron has been a valuable member of our team since he arrived and we are delighted to welcome him in a permanent role,” said Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D., HCGH president. “He has helped the nursing staff navigate the latest pandemic surge.”

About Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 225 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals, representing 118 specialties and subspecialties and a workforce of nearly 1,800 employees.