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 over 17,000 patients in the Greater Bluffton Jasper County area that are uninsured. With your help we can provide free clinics to those in need.
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.
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.