WEBINAR: Vision for Health: An Update On Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center (JHHCMC)

Do you still refer to Howard County’s only hospital as Howard County General Hospital? How familiar are you with the services available at JHHCMC?

Join BWFA for an informative discussion with Dr. Ahmed, CEO and President of JHHCMC (formerly Howard County General Hospital), who will discuss the ongoing priorities, initiatives, and future plans.


JUNE 5, 2024

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Topics will include:

      • Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center is the only hospital in Howard County
      • Providers, specialty practices, and services at the medical center
      • The current renovations to our behavioral health unit will address the growing needs of our community
      • Future plans to expand capacity at the hospital
      • Continuing to develop a talented workforce among shortages in healthcare workers



Managing Director, Wealth Management & Executive Manager



President, Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center (JHHCMC)


M. Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D., MBA, FACOG, was named president of Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center (JHHCMC) in July 2021 after serving in that role in an interim capacity since November 2020. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs at the hospital for four years.

As president, he is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the hospital. He is also president of the Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to the hospital. Dr. Ahmed is an assistant professor in the Department of Gyn/ Ob at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is an affiliate faculty member within the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ahmed has served as Incident Commander, providing clinical and administrative oversight to the hospital’s response.

Dr. Ahmed currently serves on the Howard County Economic Development Authority and holds a state-appointed board position for Howard Community College.

Previously, Dr. Ahmed served as chief operating officer/chief medical officer of Baystate Health’s Eastern Region in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to that, Dr. Ahmed was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps.

Dr. Ahmed received his medical and bachelor’s degrees from Boston University, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baystate Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Ahmed holds a master’s of business administration degree from the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Dr. Ahmed is a board-certified fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020, Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Ahmed one of the “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know.”

We hope you can join us!


Robert G. Carpenter

President & CEO

BWFA is a Fee-Only/Fiduciary Advisor.

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