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Riverside Foundation Announces Inaugural Dr. Jeffrey Haskins Memorial Scholarship Awards

July 31, 2020
Riverside Foundation Announces Inaugural Dr. Jeffrey Haskins Memorial Scholarship Awards
three people holding a bio of Jeffrey Haskins

Tappahannock, Va. – In honor of Jeffrey Haskins, M.D., a urologist with Riverside Medical Group who faithfully served the Tappahannock and Northern Neck community for more than 25 years, the Riverside Foundation is pleased to announce Kathryn Passagaluppi and Alexis Crabbe have been selected as inaugural Dr. Jeffrey M. Haskins Memorial Scholars.

To be eligible for award consideration, applicants must be a past or present volunteer at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, or a current Riverside Team Member in the Tappahannock and Northern Neck region, and embody the Riverside mission. Both Passagaluppi and Crabbe are pursuing their Associates Degree in Nursing at Rappahannock Community College and have demonstrated a strong desire to provide compassionate care for future patients and families on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

This educational opportunity was made possible by donations made by Riverside Tappahannock Hospital team members, physicians, board members, grateful patients and community supporters. Dr. Haskins not only served the community as a long-time physician, but he was also a mentor to many. He embodied the Riverside mission and lived by example the promise to care for others as you would care for those you love.

He brought a sense of hope, warmth, compassion, and often a little humor, as a familiar and much-beloved member of the team at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. “He touched everyone in unique ways,” said Riverside Tappahannock Hospital President Liz Martin. “He always took a personal interest in everyone he met. He’d look to find something special about you, and then he would use that specialness to create a bond with you.”

Awards from the scholarship will range each year. Donations continue to be accepted to help create a sustainable award that will pay dividends to students well into the future.

“Our hope,” Martin said, “is that while honoring the contributions of Dr. Haskins to the health and well-being of our community, we can support health care providers and volunteers pursing their educational goals.”

To make a contribution to the Dr. Jeffrey Haskins Memorial Scholarship, please contact the Riverside Foundation at 757-234-8740. Riverside Health System is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax-deductible contributions helps Riverside provide the level of care its mission requires and communities deserve.

Published: July 31, 2020