Good Neighbor Wishes Judy a Happy Retirement

Please join us in extending best wishes to Judy Gough, who is retiring from Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic. Judy has been an esteemed member of our team for 6 years, and she will be greatly missed by volunteers and patients alike. We have all benefited from her compassionate care, enthusiastic personality, and spiritual leadership.

In her youth, Judy was led by God to attend nursing school, despite her fear of blood. After many years working in hospitals and clinics, Judy found herself volunteering at Good Neighbor (thanks to Judith Erikson and Phyllis Gibson). From the start, Judy has enjoyed every moment of her time at GNFMC. According to her, “the close-knit Christian environment of the clinic, along with the fantastic patients make working at GNFMC so rewarding.” As a nurse, Judy showed love and kindness to all of her patients. She will be sorely missed and impossible to replace.

We wish Judy well as she starts a new chapter in her life. In her retirement, she plans to spend more time with her three children and nine grandchildren. She also hopes to pick up new hobbies such as painting and ceramics. Judy is excited to see where God will lead her during her retirement.

Cheers to you, Judy! Thank you for the time and dedication you put into this clinic. We are forever grateful.

We ask you all to join us in donating to Good Neighbor Medical Clinic in honor of Judy’s hard work and dedication to others. You can Donate Here.

UPDATE: Free COVID-19 Testing in Northern Beaufort County

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UPDATE: Beaufort Memorial will host free COVID-19 testing events on July 15 and 29 in Northern Beaufort County. The event, in partnership with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department, Beaufort City Police Department, and Lady’s Island-Saint Helena Fire Department, are part of a statewide effort to provide broad access to testing, especially in rural areas.

These events will be:

Wednesday, July 15, from 7 – 11 a.m. Lady’s Island Middle School: 30 Cougar Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907. (Enter Cougar Drive from Sea Island Parkway)

Wednesday, July 29, from 7 – 11 a.m. Battery Creek High School: 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort, SC 29906. (Enter Blue Dolphin Drive from Jennings Road)

Pre-Testing Process: Participants are encouraged to complete and print the COVID-19 Testing Form available on the BMH website at https://www.bmhsc.org/news/free-community-covid-19-testing-events . Bring the completed form and two additional copies to the testing event. Blank forms will also be available onsite.

Testing Process: All testing is on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician’s order is not required. BMH staff will collect test specimens using kits supplied by DHEC. DHEC will run all tests through its state laboratory and communicate the results to BMH. BMH staff will notify patients about their results within 48 hours after DHEC delivers them. Participants should expect to receive results within 5 to 7 days after test collection.

Reporting Process: The BMH Infection Prevention team will call anyone who tests positive and provide detailed instructions for self-isolation, self-care, and home disinfection. Those who test negative will receive a text notification or phone call.