Team VIM

With the dedicated service of volunteer physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the Bluffton Jasper VIM provides care to our friends and neighbors in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance.

Presently in the U.S., there are over 250,000 retired physicians; 350,000 nurses; and 40,000 dentists. Most are looking for a meaningful way to spend their retirement. Not only do many retired medical professionals still want to practice, they need to practice. Serving those in need is as therapeutic for the caregiver as it is for the care recipient.

Volunteer Gail Temple, RN, with patient

Our Current Medical Staff

  • 13 Doctors
  • 1 Nurse Practitioner
  • 15 Nurses
  • 75 Administrative Volunteers

2017 Board of Directors

George David, Chairman of the Board
Semi-Retired Business Executive, Belfair resident

Barbara Elbertson,Vice Chair
Retired Management from Johnson & Johnson

Deborah Burt, Treasurer
FACHE Phoenix Healthcare Consulting Group

Joe Pantano, Secretary
Retired Management from GM

Daniel Henderson
Attorney Partner, PMPED

Patsy Hodge
Community Advocate

Dot Jeger
Retired Management, Marketing & Consulting

Anna Kendrick

Rev. Renty Kitty
Staff, Jasper County

Richard Reed
Real Estate

L. Martin Sauls, III
Owner, Saul’s Funeral Home

Ron Smith, MD
BJVIM, Medical Director

Pamela Toney
BJVIM Executive Director

Tom Upshaw
Retired President and CEO Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Jennifer Brownex officio Founder

Bill Herbkersmanex officio Developer

Ruth Spinello, Nurse Manager
Volunteer Gail Thompson, with Hanna Sanderson, Office Manager
Joe Pantano, Secretary