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Letter: Riverside’s generosity essential to free clinic

Editor, Gazette-Journal:


Thanks to the generosity of Riverside Health System, the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic has been able to reach out to thousands of uninsured people who have been hit the hardest by the economy. In 2012, the free clinic provided medical, dental and health education services, valued at more than $13.3 million, to over 2,000 patients. Riverside Walter Reed Hospital coordinated or provided care to those patients amounting to more than $4.2 million.


Riverside became a partner with the free clinic at its inception in 1998, donating a medical office in Hayes for clinic operations and providing valuable hospital services to the clinic’s indigent patients. Over the past 15 years, Riverside has provided patient services, event sponsorship and volunteer services from staff and physicians. Thanks to Riverside’s generosity, the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic has been able to continue to grow to meet community needs.


In January ...

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