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Kathleen P. Ruane, nurse practitioner at GBMC known for her compassion, dies

Kathleen P. Ruane, nurse practitioner at GBMC known for her compassion, dies

Kathleen P. Ruane, a registered nurse practitioner at Greater Baltimore Medical Center recalled as a compassionate caregiver, died Saturday from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 67.

“I loved working with her. She was always calm and reasonable and on mission,” said Dr. W. Anthony Riley, founding chief medical officer at Gilchrist Hospice Care, an affiliate of GBMC. “She never hesitated to reach out and get what she needed for her patients. We are going to miss her. She was the model and set the standard for competence and compassion.”

Dr. Mary C. Cogar, who lives in Original Northwood, was a friend of Ms. Ruane’s for 37 years. They met when both worked at...

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