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Dr. Sharon Outten Recognized as a Champion of Caring

Dr. OuttenPlease join us in congratulating our very own Dr. Sharon Outten, for being recognized as a Champion of Caring! Because of her extraordinary care and service, a grateful patient has honored Dr. Outten with a gift of gratitude that will be used to help other Riverside cancer care patients. This is quite a tribute knowing the care provided by Dr. Outten made such an inspiring difference that she was singled out among 9000 Riverside team members who provide care to tens of thousands of patients each year!

This gift, honoring Dr. Outten as a special caregiver has been made to the:

Riverside Tree of Life Cancer Fund – This year alone, the fund has provided over $34,700 in financial assistance to qualified Riverside cancer care patients to help with things like obtaining necessary medications or transportation to and from appointments for cancer treatment.  The fund also helps to assure that underserved community members have access to life saving cancer screenings and prevention programs.

In the kind words or the donor:

“Dr. Outten was very careful to answer all my question’s truthfully and to not hurt me.  And when they told me what they thought, she hugged me and I felt loved and cared for.”

We are proud of Dr. Outten for brining the Riverside Mission – “caring for others as we would care of those we love” – to life.