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As executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Charles Reuland coordinated the hospital’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, overseeing the clinical department, ambulatory operations and laboratory and imaging services.

Making sure the hospital could withstand every surge of the coronavirus meant Reuland was in Zoom meetings with as many as 100 different hospital leaders twice a day, seven days a week, going over plans and procedures, as well as predictive data meant to chart the hospital’s bed, staff and supply needs. Reuland also led the hospital system’s decision early on in the pandemic to place the most critically ill COVID patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was better equipped to take care of those patients.

Outside of Hopkins, Reuland serves as the chair of the board of directors for United Way of Central Maryland. Through his leadership there, where he also serves as co-chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Board Committee, he provided resources and risk management guidance to people in the greater Baltimore region throughout the pandemic. He also helped open two new United Way Family Centers, which provide affordable childcare and education to low-income parents and parenting teens.

During the pandemic, Reuland also leveraged his positions at Hopkins and at United Way to create the Hopkins Hospital Habitat House with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, a community development project which has reconstructed an East Baltimore home into affordable housing.

Reuland was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award for his volunteer work at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.