Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
1 Burnt Church Rd
PO BOx 2653
Bluffton SC 29910
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 1 Burnt Church Rd
PO BOx 2653
Bluffton, SC 29910
Telephone (843) 706-7090 104
Fax (843) 706-7078
Projected Annual Revenue $492,000.00 (2017)
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. George David
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired Business Executive
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, five year history of BJVIM, we have grown our non-profit medical practice to over three 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.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

By bringing local medical volunteers and those community members without health insurance together, the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine is truly an organization supported by our community and servicing a community need.  The dedication of our staff and the gratitude from our patients makes working at BJVIM a rewarding experience. By working together our community can grow and prosper.

Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Families living or working in greater Bluffton, SC and Jasper County SC who lack health insurance and meet our financial criteria
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. George David
Company Affiliation retired Business Executive
Term Dec 2017 to Dec 2018
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. Daniel Henderson Community Volunteer
Mr. Bill Herbkersman Developer, State Representative
Ms. Patsy Hodge Community Volunteer
Rev. Renty Kitty Staff, Town of Ridgeland, Jasper County
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. Tom Upshaw retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 5
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 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
We review the by-laws to ensure that they are followed, recommend changes when needed and keep the board informed. Challenges- we are faced with the challenge of finding the right individuals to serve on our board who have the background, skills and commitment to move us forward to fulfill the mission of the clinic.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms Pam Toney

Executive Director Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine March 2014-present

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

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

Executive Director, James Rushton I Child Developement Center , 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

Experience N/A
Senior Staff
Dr. Ronald Smith MDMedical Director
Ms Pamela S. Toney Exec. Director
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 97
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 95%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2017
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Member of the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance, National Free & Charitable Clinic Association, South Carolina Free Clinic Association, Beaufort Alliance, AccessHealth of the Lowcountry, Jasper Alliance
National Association of Free Clinics2014
External Assessments and Accreditations
Charity Navigator2011
Description Men’s and Women’s Health Workshops
Budget $0.00
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 $0.00
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 patients are referred to other providers if a medical conditions needs additional diagnoses or care
Budget $60,000.00
Short Term Success diagnoses and care planning
Long Term Success continued care for our patients
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY reviewed by the clinic's health care committee
Description  Dental care is offered free of charge to our patients on a referral basis.  We have been able to collaborate with local dentists who provide services at a reduced rate to the clinic. 
Budget $50,000.00
Short Term Success 85% of patients referred receive dental care
Long Term Success We are able to refer 25 -30 patients a month.  Many of our patients have not been to the dentist in over 10 years.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY program is monitored by the clinic's health committee
Description patients receive free eye exams and glasses
Budget $12,000.00
Short Term Success early disease detection
Long Term Success prevent blindness
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY clinic health committee
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $492,000.00
Projected Expenses $492,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$42,543$7,843
Individual Contributions$67,296----
Investment Income, Net of Losses$243$244$153
Membership Dues------
Special Events$75,946$28,167$63,720
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$311,762$209,681$183,717
Administration Expense$113,516$122,990$95,820
Fundraising Expense$23,156$4,771$10,208
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.981.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%62%63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%1%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$207,089$203,597$216,064
Current Assets--$138,778$192,879
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities$3,132$11,870$18,723
Total Net Assets$15,346$191,727$197,341
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.0011.6910.30
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountPalmetto Electric Trust $77,500 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBlue Cross Blue Shield FOundation $44,500 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSubaru Share the Love $23,456 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Dec 2017
Nonprofit Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
Address 1 Burnt Church Rd
PO BOx 2653
Bluffton, SC 29910
Primary Phone (843) 706-7090 104
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms Pam Toney
Board Chair Mr. George David
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired Business Executive
Year of Incorporation 2011