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.
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.
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.
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 letter and resume to Pam Toney, Executive Director, Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, PO Box 2653, Bluffton SC 29910.No phone calls please.
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.
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.
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 in enabling us to care for those who cannot afford healthcare coverage. The medical services that our patients receive are made possible by a staff of compassionate medical and nonmedical volunteers who give tirelessly to ensure that each patient is treated with care and respect.
Neighbors like you have always responded to the needs of its most vulnerable population. This year your donation is even more important as many in our community have suffered great hardships as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Making your tax-deductible donation to the Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine ensures the availability of quality healthcare to those less fortunate and it allows us to continue to carry out our mission.