Our clinic is able to operate and serve hundreds of uninsured patients who live or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Island – thanks to the good will and contribution of our donors. Each month, BIFMC will pay tribute to one of our many generous supporters who seek to improve the overall health and goodwill of the community.
This month, we shine a spotlight on Roper St. Francis Hospital for their continued support, generosity, and many talented volunteer staff members that help make BIFMC possible.
Roper St. Francis provides free labs, tests, and imaging for our patients, with a 2015 in kind value of over $1.3 million. Dr. Jim Hayes, BIFMC Board Chair and former physician at Roper St. Francis asserts, “Without Roper St. Francis and the support of generous donors, there would be no Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic.”
Mark Dickson, Vice President of Mission at Roper St. Francis, states of the founding partnership, “The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is one of the most favorite community partners of Roper St. Francis, as we helped start the clinic some years ago with grants – and also Dr. Jim Hayes is a living legend of our system! It is one of the most effective, professional, compassionate and highest quality clinics we work with and they are helping a tremendous part of our population with the direct medical care they need. We are honored to support Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic!”
With a mission of “Healing all people, with compassion, faith and excellence,” Roper St. Francis truly embodies the spirit of community. We thank you!
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist – but it is free. We serve uninsured adults living at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.