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Ralph Beam Carruthers, M.D., a family physician who served the Columbia community for almost 50 years, died Dec. 15, at age 77.

Ralph Beam Carruthers, M.D.

Dr. Carruthers, who practiced at Columbia Regional Health Center, was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Gettysburg College and Hahnemann Medical College. He served on the Lancaster General Hospital Board of Trustees and as a member and past president of The Columbia Hospital board.

Dr. Carruthers is survived by his wife, Carol Rosensteel Carruthers, three children and four grandchildren.

“Dr. Carruthers cared for and supported his Columbia-area patients through many, many transitions, from the Columbia Hospital to an early version of urgent care, from private practice to corporate teams, from his own house to today's space-efficient offices,” said Jeff Lehman, past chair of the LG Health Board of Trustees.
“Through it all, his patients always came first, money came when it could and evidently he never needed to buy socks! Well done, Ralph.”
To read Dr. Carruthers’ full obituary, click here.

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