Island Packet | COVID-19: Interview with Kathleen Casey


COVID-19: What’s next?
The good and the bad, from a Bluffton infectious disease expert

Buckle up, we’re in for a long and eerie ride with the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s medical advice from a local doctor who ought to know — Dr. Kathleen Casey of Bluffton.

She is the new medical director at the Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine, which uses retired professionals to offer free medical care to the underserved or uninsured.

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BLUFFTON, S.C. – Due to Gov. McMaster’s state of emergency declaration – the BJVIM Spring Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon has been postponed til Thursday, May 28th  from 11:30a.m. – 1:300 p.m.  The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine regrets this inconvenience but believes it is in the best interest of all attendees.

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Due to Gov. McMaster’s state of emergency declaration, we have now closed the clinic.

Patients may call in to speak to a nurse if necessary. Patients may also call to refill their prescriptions. Prescription pick ups will be on Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 and Thursday mornings from 10-12. We will continue to update this page as we receive new information.

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick; Avoid others
  • Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

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International Women’s Day

We are thrilled that our Executive Director, Pam Toney, has been named as a guest on Common Ground Coffeehouse and Market Café’s amazing panel of women for their 2nd annual Making Our Story: Women of the Lowcountry event for #InternationalWomensDay!

In 2019 the BJVIM provided 5,485 patient visits, filled over 7,000 prescriptions, referred 431 patients to outside specialists, performed 1,429 on site diagnostic tests + provided 180 dental visits all with an operating budget of $600,000.00.

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BJVIM Appoints New Medical Director

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Casey as the new Medical Director, effective January 1, 2020.

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(BLUFFTON, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head has selected Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) as its hometown charity during the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event taking place through Jan. 2nd, 2020. The local organization will be added to a list of national nonprofits that customers can select to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) with each vehicle purchased from the dealership. To join the conversation about charitable giving, follow Subaru on Facebook or on Twitter and search the hashtag #sharethelove.

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Bourbon & Bubbly, 2019, a Success!

Preparations for our biggest fundraiser of the year began in early January thanks to the tireless efforts of board members Dot Jeger and Zina Harter. We are still waiting to get the final donations in from our Fund-A-Need campaign but it looks like we brought in over $75,000! All proceeds will go to patient care.

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