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.
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 in Ridgeland to find out if you are the winner.
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.
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 for primary care.
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.
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 heart on there just to make sure that they know that that is for their blood pressure…some people may skip some medicines, but that’s really one that we don’t want them to skip,” said Janice Holloway, a nurse practitioner in the Lowcountry.
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 and the Lowcountry is no exception.
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 not take their medications because they did not understand the instructions on their bottles.
Did you know that there is a simple and automatic way for you to continue to support Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine?
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.