Katherine DeRuggiero

About Katherine DeRuggiero

Vice President, Patient Services Kathy DeRuggiero is vice president of patient services for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. She collaborates across Johns Hopkins Medicine to ensure diverse patient populations from the United States and abroad receive quality care before, during and after their visit to Johns Hopkins. Click here to learn more about Kathy.

Posts by Katherine DeRuggiero:

Heard in Bermuda: ‘Johns Hopkins Saved My Father’s Life’

Heard in Bermuda: ‘Johns Hopkins Saved My Father’s Life’

Locals line the streets to enjoy a vibrant celebration. A colorful parade winding through Hamilton, Bermuda, is the highlight of Bermuda Day—an annual patriotic holiday featuring dance troupes, bands and decorated floats. For more than a decade, Johns Hopkins Medicine has remained committed to ensuring that Bermudians stay healthy and informed, and have access to(...)

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What to Expect When We’re Expecting You


Patients from all over the world trust Johns Hopkins to provide high-quality care and the latest treatments. While we match each patient with the best clinicians and caregivers to meet their unique needs, we understand that receiving medical care in another country can be stressful. We recently produced this new video to let international patients(...)

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When Local Care Can’t Do It All

When Local Care Can’t Do It All

When you’re ill, it’s a struggle just to change out of your pajamas or heat up a cup of tea. Going into work is out of the question. For patients who are critically ill, traveling for care can feel unbearable. Patients would rather receive treatment locally, where they have family support and can recuperate in(...)

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Best Preparation for Worst-Case Scenarios

Best Preparation for Worst-Case Scenarios

The devastating wake of hurricanes across the United States and Caribbean. Two destructive earthquakes striking central Mexico within a two-week span. Deadly outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome across Saudi Arabia, UAE and other countries in the region. Multiple terrorist attacks in Spain. These are real examples of recent emergencies affecting all corners of the(...)

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