To improve the health status of the communities and patients we serve, the Community Outreach Program at GBMC is fulfilling its responsibilities and commitment by providing healthcare services to income - restricted residents.
Through the Community Benefits Advisory Committee, GBMC monitors and evaluates its many offerings to ensure the members of the community receive health screenings, education, and special programs.
Kathy Ruane, CRNP, MPH, is the primary caregiver of the Senior Services Community Outreach Program. Kathy, a nurse practitioner of 32 years visits residents at income - restricted senior independent living buildings in Towson and treats homeless patients at the Assistance Center for Towson Churches (ACTC). Her duties include monitoring glucose and blood pressure, clarifying and educating people about the medications they take and seeing patients for acute illness if they are unable to visit a doctor. Assisting the aging population to care for themselves is not only Kathy's job; it's her passion. "I can't fix everything that ails someone, but by minimizing the worries and pains, I can help them to live their lives to the fullest," she says.