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Nonprofit clinic moves to new location

Article by Dan Hunt, Courtesy of BlufftonToday.com Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) is moving in to a new permanent Bluffton home at 29 Plantation Business Park, Units 601-604. Pam Toney, executive director of the nonprofit caregiver, said the clinic was renting its old location at 1 Burnt Church Rd. She became concerned […]

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Our annual fundraising event, Christmas in July, was an amazing success {raising close to $15,000}

Christmas in July, 2018, a Success!

Our annual fundraising event, Christmas in July, was an amazing success {raising close to $15,000}

Thank you Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for your generous support!

We are so excited to be among the local organizations recently awarded nearly half a million dollars from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry! The $94,420 to be received over two years will support capacity building through staff + technology. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support!

Talk of the Town interview with Pam Toney, Executive Director and George David, Chairman of the Board for BJVIM

We are moving!

We are excited to formally announce the plan for our new location. Now we need your support to help with renovation expenses. Please consider a donation.

Thank you Peacock Subaru Hilton Head for your generous donation for FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!

Dr. Smith & Pam Toney, Executive Director at BJVIM receiving a check from Subaru for $22,570. This year your donation of $22,570 will go towards medical services for those who are uninsured in the Greater Bluffton and Jasper County area. It is part of the Subaru of America, Inc. Share The Love program. There are […]

BJVIM Receives Prestigious Award

  Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine was the recipient of the Zenie Ingram Community Service of the Year award for 2018 at the 59th awards banquet coordinated by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce.

Volunteers In Medicine Founder, Dr. Jack McConnell, Died

  Dr. Jack McConnell, founder of the first Volunteers in Medicine free clinic, passed away on February 6, 2018 at the age of 93. Dr. McConnell founded the charitable clinic model in Hilton Head, SC, in 1993, utilizing largely retired, volunteer physicians and staff to serve the low income, uninsured residents of the island.

Christmas in July Event a Success!

There was a great crowd at the Christmas in July event. It’s not too late to purchase raffle tickets for a romantic weekend getaway to the Biltmore Estate. Tickets are available at the Ridgeland Clinic and the Burnt Church Road Clinic. Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. August 31st at the Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage […]

Raffle Ticket Winners to Be Announced

The Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is selling raffle tickets at $10 each for a chance to win a romantic inn getaway to The Biltmore in Asheville, NC. The lucky winner will receive a deluxe king room, a chef’s breakfast buffet, three course dinner, bottle of Biltmore’s sparkling wine, daily estate admission and more.

Volunteers in Medicine hosting Christmas in July fundraiser

(Published in the Jasper County Sun Times) More than a year ago, with a generous grant from the Palmetto Electric Trust, Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) opened a satellite clinic in Ridgeland. The clinic has provided more than 500 patient visits. Currently, the clinic is open on Monday mornings for patient enrollment and Wednesdays […]

Thank you Subaru of Hilton Head

As part of their Share The Love program, Subaru of Hilton Head presented Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine with more than $21,000 — an unrestricted donation that can be used in the clinic wherever most needed.

Pictures on pill bottles help patients take their medication

By Stassy Olmos (Published by WSAV-TV) BLUFFTON, Sc. (WSAV) – A Bluffton woman is trying to help doctors save lives by placing pictures on pill bottles to help patients understand how to take their medications, and so far, it’s working. “If they have a heart medicine such as blood pressure, I usually put a little […]

New prescription program helps Lowcountry patients take medicine

By Macey Lauren, Reporter (Published by WTOC) Did you know almost half of all patients do not take their medications as prescribed, and more than 70 percent of physicians may not know if their patients actually understand how to take them once they leave the office? That’s according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine […]

Prescription Study Benefits BJVIM

The patients at Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) Bluffton and Ridgeland clinics have been receiving a little extra care. Janice Holloway, a nurse practitioner, is providing medication education to diabetic and hypertensive patients through a research project as part of her Doctorate of Nursing (DNP). Through extensive interviews, Holloway found that many patients did […]

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Fashion Show

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers In Medicine’s annual Spring Fling Fashion Show & Luncheon was a huge success. More than 250 women came out to Belfair’s Clubhouse to support BJVIM in one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.

2nd Annual Spring Fling

Join us for an exciting, fun filled afternoon at beautiful Belfair Plantation where you can see the latest Spring fashions from Cocoon, Eggs ‘N’ Tricities, Spartina and Worth NY, have a wonderful meal, win fabulous prizes and help support Greater Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine.

BJVIM Job Opening

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine seeks a nurse manager. 25 hour work week with some flexibility in schedule.  Bilingual a plus, needs to understand the mission of our clinic.  This position requires a current SC Nurses license.  Will work with both the administrative and medical staff and manage a group of volunteer nurses.  Send cover […]

Jasper groups awarded grants

(Published by Jasper Sun Times) Jasper County groups were recently awarded grants through the Coastal Community Foundation’s The Beaufort Fund. Fifty-nine nonprofits from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties and supporters from the community gathered at an annual reception Jan. 12 to honor grantees at Tabby Place at The Beaufort Inn.

Sisters of Charity Foundation

Pam Toney, executive director at the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, recently graduated from the 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Development Program for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.

Blank Notecards

Local photographer Jackie Friel donated some of her work to adorn blank notecards that Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is selling  at local farmers markets. You can purchase the boxes online below and then pick them up at the Burnt Church Road clinic. Or give Pam Toney a call at 843-706-7090.

BJVIM Giving Tree

As we reflect on the past year we have many accomplishments to be proud of; the opening of our Jasper County clinic, increased partnerships with community healthcare providers, vision screenings and dental programs. While we are proud of these accomplishments we have also seen the need for our services to grow. Community support is vital […]

Mobile pregnancy van coming to Ridgeland

(Published in the Jasper Sun Times) Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine is collaborating with the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC) to offer a mobile pregnancy van in Jasper County each week. BJVM has been operating in Ridgeland since June with family medicine and ophthalmology services.

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Like most non-profit organizations, the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) depends on grants and donations to keep their doors open. However, there are other ways to give back that can help. Pam Toney, executive director of BJVIM, said a great way to raise money and market your own business is to sponsor an event. […]

Evening benefits Volunteers in Medicine

(Published in the Jasper Sun Times) Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers in Medicine hosted a fundraiser Thursday evening at September Oaks Vineyard in Ridgeland. The event featured Martin Sauls, Shannon Tanner, Kelley Richardson and Ridgeland’s Ellen Malphrus, a USCB professor and author of “Untying the Moon.” There was a silent auction for many items. This year BJVM opened its facility on Jacob […]

Mental health volunteers needed

(Published by Bluffton Today) By NOELLE WIEHE Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine is in search of licensed professionals looking to give back to the community where they live and work. The practice is seeking trained mental health specialists to serve as volunteers at its Bluffton and Ridgeland clinics. “Many patients coming to the clinic […]

A welcome sight: Free vision screenings in Ridgeland

(Published by Jasper Sun Times) Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine’s Ridgeland site held a ribbon-cutting Friday for the office that will host free vision screenings. BJVIM board chair Chad Williams cut the ribbon with Dr. James Kondor.

Editorial: Medical facility continues growth

(Published by Jasper County Sun Times) The health of our county’s residents continues to be a priority. Two months after Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine opened an office in Ridgeland, this week a ribbon-cutting is set to welcome the facility’s introduction of free vision screenings.

Mental Health Specialists Needed at Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) is seeking trained Mental Health specialists who are interested in volunteering their time at the Bluffton and Ridgeland clinics. “Many patients coming to the clinic have health problems that contribute to employment issues, relationship problems, and functioning in the world,” said Dr. Helene Stoller, a 25-year psychologist […]

Ribbon Cutting Planned for new Bluffton Jasper Volunteers In Medicine Eye Clinic

Patients from Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) will soon have access to free vision screenings. Thanks to generous donations from local Lions Clubs, individuals and grants, a room in the Ridgeland clinic has been outfitted with state-of-the art ophthalmic equipment. “We will be one of only a handful of free clinics in South Carolina […]

2016 Upcoming Events

Annual Fundraising Campaign June 9-Sept. 9 Hampton Lake 9th Annual Tiger Bass 5K/12K Race Sept. 17 Proceeds benefit BJVIM and Memory Matters Evening Under the Vines Sept. 22 at September Oaks Winery Food, Silent Auction, Entertainment Featuring Shannon Tanner BJVIM Charity Golf Outing Oct. 3 at Hampton Hall Evening by the River Oct. 13 at The Pine […]

Dream come true: Medical clinic arrives in Ridgeland

(Published by Jasper Sun Time) By Jessicah Lawrence Free medical services for those without health insurance and on low income are now available at a clinic in the community. Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is unveiling its new Ridgeland medical clinic Thursday with an open house starting at 5:30 p.m. The facility is at 11332 N. […]

Subaru of Hilton Head Supports BJVIM as part of Share the Love initiative

(Published by www.digitaljournal.com)   Subaru of Hilton Head was proud to present a check for $11,912 to the Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine on Monday, May 2, as part of the Subaru Share the Love Initiative. “We were thrilled to be able to donate these funds to such a worthwhile organization,” said Brian McGinnis, General […]

VIM to Open Jasper Co. Clinic

(Published by WSAV.com)   For the past 18 months, the organizers at the Bluffton Volunteers in Medicine clinic have worked to get care to those in need in Jasper County and slowly its become a reality. Opening June 9th, the new clinic will offer a variety of primary care services for those without insurance, and […]

Open House for Free Medical Clinic in Ridgeland Underway

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers In Medicine will unveil their long-awaited Ridgeland medical clinic during an open house at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in Ridgeland at 11332 N. Jacob Smart Blvd. The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine provides medical services free of charge to individuals who are without health insurance, live or work in Great […]

Beaufort Jasper Co. Volunteers in Medicine offering free colon cancer screenings

(Published on WSAV) One of three free clinics in the Lowcountry is offering colon cancer screenings for uninsured people. According to a release from Heather Bragg,  Beaufort Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine with efforts from Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, which secured a grant with the American Cancer Society’s National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and a grant […]

Reclaiming Your Health Seminar

The Campbell Chapel AME Church along with a number of area organizations will hold a free health and wellness conference in Bluffton this week. “Reclaiming Your Health” will take place from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the church, 25 Boundary St., Bluffton, according to a news release.

Volunteers in Medicine extending arm in Jasper

(Published in the Jasper Sun Times) A free medical clinic could be on its way to Jasper County. The Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, which offers medical services free of charge to individuals who qualify based on income, currently serves Jasper residents but according to Executive Director for the BJVIM clinic Pam Toney, the organization […]

Local dentist donates time to Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers in Medicine after serious illness

(Published in The Island Packet) Thanks to a Bluffton dental office for sharing the story of its involvement with Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers In Medicine. ‘Dentist Gives Back After Scare’ Special to Lowcountry Life This year did not start off very well for Dr. Michael Langehans. The local dentist thought he was beginning the year with a […]