Our NEW Dental Clinic is OPENING SOON!

Since the opening of the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine clinic in September of 2011, it has been the dream of the Board of Directors to incorporate a dental program into services offered to our patients. Thanks to generous donations from Sherly & William Magro and additional support from The Bargain Box, The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Delta Dental of SC, First Non-Profit Foundation, South Carolina Physicians Care Charity and The Truist Foundation this dream has become a reality.

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WTOC TV: Good News: Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine dental clinic

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) – It is easy for Pam Toney to estimate how long the free medical clinic she runs in Bluffton has been waiting to add dental service.

“10 years. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary and when the clinic was in the dream stage, that was one of the things we wanted. So, it has taken us a long time to get here,” she said.

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Island Raffle Giveaway / WINNERS announced!

Many of you have supported a past “Bourbon & Bubbly Gala” or “Christmas in July” which were major fundraisers for BJVIM. Proceeds from these events funded vital programs to include patient visits, laboratory tests, imaging services, specialty care referrals, eye glasses and dental appointments. We would like to ask this year, in lieu of purchasing a special event ticket, that you consider the purchase of an “Island Getaway” raffle ticket. The Raffle tickets are $100 each or “Friend of the Clinic” packages of 6-tickets for $500.

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Dental Clinic Update

The remodeling for the new dental clinic at BJVIM is underway! And we could not be more excited about this addition to our clinic. Walls are down, drain ditches have been dug, the ceiling removed and all bathroom fixtures are gone! This project will take about 11 weeks to complete.

Fraser Construction is working hard to have our dental clinic complete sometime in November so that we may begin treating our patients’ dental needs.

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BJVIM Welcomes New Office Manager

You may have noticed a new face in the office at BJVIM recently. We are excited to have Lee McSavaney join our team as the new office manager. Lee has jumped right in and is working very hard to understand our clinic needs. Originally from England, Lee retired from her career in financial accounting and administration to raise a family and explore exciting opportunities overseas offered through her husband’s career in International Technical Product Marketing. Expatriate life in Westford, MA, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Roswell, GA, finally led the family to the Lowcountry. In 2007, more than 20 years after leaving the UK, Lee and her husband, Dave, made their final relocation, to their “forever” home in Moss Creek. Upon becoming a U.S. Citizen, Lee was able to refresh her administrative skills and resume her career.

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