Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
1 Burnt Church Rd
Bluffton SC 29910
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 1 Burnt Church Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
Telephone (843) 706-7090
Fax (843) 706-7078
Projected Annual Revenue $345,500.00 (2015)
Mission Statement The mission of Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine is to provide free medical care in a compassionate and professional manner to the uninsured of Greater Bluffton and Jasper County with an emphasis on preventative medicine and health education.
CEO/Executive Director Ms Pam Toney
Board Chair Mr. Chad A Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Consultant
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
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Mission The mission of Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine is to provide free medical care in a compassionate and professional manner to the uninsured of Greater Bluffton and Jasper County with an emphasis on preventative medicine and health education.
Background As a member of the Volunteers In Medicine Institute, we comply with their proven medical standards and follow their "Culture of Caring" which treats patients, volunteers and staff with the highest standards of dignity and respect.
Impact Reduce the number of patients going to the local emergency rooms for health care. Providing a free medical home for the uninsured to avoid serious health problems resulting in loss of work days or school days.
1.  Stable financial base for operating expenses.
2.  Financial base to pay for referrals to other health care providers.
3.  Keeping our medical equipment up to date.
4.  Recruiting and keeping qualified medical professionals. 
5.  Making potential patrons aware of our services. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Services at our clinic are provided by a staff of caring and compassionate volunteers. These volunteers include administrative staff, nurses, doctors, translators, grant writers, fundraisers, program coordinators, media specialists and university interns. Through fundraisers and some private donations, the clinic is able to support one full time executive director, a part time medical director,  a part time nurse manager and a part time office manager.. Together a total of 100 people work to fulfill our mission of “ providing free medical care in a professional and compassionate manner to the uninsured of greater Bluffton and Jasper County with an emphasis on preventative care and health education.”

If necessary our clients may be referred to area health care providers for comprehensive hearing tests, neurological exams, CT scans, outpatient surgeries, gastroenterology services, dermatology consults, and echo exams. We negotiate reduced rates and pay for services provided.

The clinic is fully equipped with gynecological supplies, diabetic needs and pharmaceutical supplies.  Thanks to a grant from Palmetto Electric Trust we now have a clinic in Ridgeland.  This clinic has a state-of-the-art ophthalmology exam room.  Recently BJVIM has collaborated with MUSC to bring a diabetic telehealth program to our patients.

Medical records are maintained in Practice Fusion, a free electronic medical records software program and E-prescribing will soon be implemented saving time for the doctors, patients and pharmacies and more cost effective on our budget!

Finances for our organization are provided by Board fundraising events and through grants. Grants are written by a volunteer team.

The clinic is governed by a fourteen member Board of Directors who meet every other month and oversee the clinic program, help to raise funds, monitor the budget, and recruit doctors. The Board is chosen to represent a cross section of our community.

The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine is a member of the South Carolina Free Clinic Association, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Health Access of the Low Country, the Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. Through our design and mission we are also a member of the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance, a national organization of 100 clinics.

The Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is here to provide the best possible care to our patients through the tireless efforts of our volunteers!

Board Chair Statement

I’m very excited about the growing opportunities to expand our clinic and to better serve our communities healthcare needs. In the short, four year history of BJVIM, we have grown our non-profit medical practice to over two thousand patients, supported by over one hundred dedicated, local volunteers.

However, the need for quality healthcare in our most rural and poorest communities continues to be our critical challenge. Today, thousands of our residents do not have health insurance, lack resources to pay for medical treatment or do not have a mode of transportation to travel to our clinic. Driven by a shared sense of urgency, our organization is committed to finding solutions that enhance the delivery and streamline the access to quality healthcare for everyone.

Today, these many challenges are being addressed by our Board of Directors. However, we understand that the needed solutions will ultimately come from a much larger, collective and collaborative partnership with our community leaders, private businesses, local churches, sister non-profits and our donors and supporting foundations.

Similarly, the total resources required to provide free, high quality healthcare to our own uninsured is enormous and continues to grow. The good news is, the BJVIM organization, as a whole, is constantly evolving and growing into a world class non-profit. By continuing to recruit highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers that share our passion, we become stronger and more able to complete our mission. I became a volunteer to help lead our talent and to leverage their collective skills and vital “know-how” and to focus this energy into serving our neighbors in need. Though we are still in our infancy, I am overwhelmingly confident that we will make significant progress in our infrastructure, organizational development, strategic plan and our messaging over the next few years. Collectively, this will enable our organization to expand both our clinical and educational services and to establish a physical presence in our most under served communities.

At BJVIM, we’re zealous about healthcare, but more importantly, we’re passionate about our patients and the health and well being of our community.

Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Families living or working in Bluffton, SC and Jasper County SC who lack health insurance and meet our financial criteria
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Chad A Williams
Company Affiliation Consultant
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Ms. Jennifer Brown Community Volunteer
Ms. Deborah L. Burt Medical Consultant
Mr. George David Business Executive, Semi-Retired
Ms Barbara J. Elbertson Management, Johnson & Johnson, Retired
Mr. Bill Herbkersman Developer, State Representative
Ms. Patsy Hodge Community Volunteer
Dr. Stephen Keil MDCardiologist, Retired
Rev. Renty Kitty Staff, Town of Ridgeland, Jasper County
Mr. Joe Michalcewicz Executive, Johnson & Johnson, Retired
Mr. Joseph Pantano Management, General Motors, Retired
Mr. Richard P. Reed Managing Partner, Charter One Realty
Mr. L. Martin Sauls IIISauls Funeral Home
Dr. Ronald Smith Medical Director
Ms. Pam Toney Executive Director
Mr. Tabor Vaux Esq.Attorney
Mr. Chad A. Williams Consultant
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms Pam Toney

Executive Director Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine March 2014-present

Unit Directr,  North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps October, 2010-2014

Program Coordinator The Starting Place, Martinsville, VA 2008-2010

Executive Director, James Rushton I Foundation, Birmingham, AL., March, 2006-2008

Executive Director Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center, Lexington, VA 2001-2005

Director-Kitchen Design/Sales, Cowls Lumber Company, Amherst, MA 1997-1999

President/Owner, Classic Kitchens of Columbia, Columbia, SC 1989-1997

Sales Designer/Manager Alpine Sales, Columbia, SC 1985-1989

Office Manager Hampton Kitchens, Columbia, SC 1983-1985

Teacher Harrisonburg and AltaVista Virginia, 1973-1982

Co-CEO Ms Pamela S. Toney
Term Start Mar 2014
Experience N/A
Senior Staff
Dr. Ronald Smith MDMedical Director
Ms Pamela S. Toney Exec. Director
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 97
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description Men’s and Women’s Health Workshops
Budget 5 staff members
Short Term Success Number of participants in class.
Long Term Success

Empowering patients to take responsibility for their health needs.

Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Attendance of padrticipants and need for follow up medical services.
Description Lifestyle changes needed to manage diabetes.
Budget 5 staff members
Short Term Success Number of patients participating in the program.
Long Term Success Reduction in treatment required to manage diababets.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Number of patients participating in the program and patient need for subsequent medical treatment.
Description Training for Medical Interpreters
Budget 3 volunteers.
Short Term Success Obtained a grant to pay for training of college student to provide services to our staff and patients.
Long Term Success Provided medical interpretation to all Spanish speaking patients.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Number of Spanish speaking patients.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $345,500.00
Projected Expenses $317,923.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense----$178,031
Administration Expense----$84,496
Fundraising Expense----$4,925
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.041.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%0%67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue----2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets----$183,317
Current Assets----$147,475
Long-Term Liabilities----$4,073
Current Liabilities----$10,781
Total Net Assets----$168,463
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----13.68
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets----2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Dec 2016
Nonprofit Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
Address 1 Burnt Church Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
Primary Phone (843) 706-7090
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms Pam Toney
Board Chair Mr. Chad A Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation Consultant
Year of Incorporation 2011