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Michael Jordan Opens Second Hospital For Uninsured People In Hometown: "This Is So Important To Me"

Michael Jordan Opens Second Hospital For Uninsured People In Hometown: "This Is So Important To Me"

The hospital has been opened in partnership with Novant Health at Jordan's hometown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has opened a second hospital through Novant Health, an integrated network of physician clinics. Michael Jordan has provided $7 million to fund the land for the clinic and its building. The new clinic in partnership with Novant Health will be located in Michael Jordan's hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina. The clinic will offer primary care, behavioral health, and social support services to those with little or no healthcare. The NBA legend said he was proud of the work and said he wants to give back more to the community. "To see how this has evolved over the last year is so gratifying. It makes me want to continue doing more so that we can keep answering the bell when the bell is ringing," said Jordan in a video, reported MSN. The new clinic from Michael Jordan and Novant Health come at a time America is facing a health crisis on account of the Coronavirus pandemic. More than people 225,000 have died from the Coronavirus pandemic in America.

 



 

 

The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte's North End community is a 6,800-square-foot facility and is equipped with 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, and space for physical therapy stated Novant Health. "We are thrilled the North End community of Charlotte will have access to the same comprehensive care that is transforming lives at the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in west Charlotte," said Carl Armato, CEO, and President of Novant Health, in a press release, reported Yahoo News. "The impact of the first clinic has been measurable and if Coronavirus has taught us anything, it is the importance of having accessible, safe, and quality care in communities that need it most. Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities, and society, is deep-rooted. We’re so grateful to be his partner in bringing care and resources to those who would otherwise be without."

 



 

Michael Jordan made an appearance on the Zoom call organized by Novant Health to announce the new clinic. The Basketball legend said he was proud of the impact of the first clinic has had on the community during a health crisis. "When we came together to mark the first clinic’s opening last fall, no one could have predicted we would be facing a global pandemic just five months later," Jordan said. "I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during Coronavirus. Our second clinic will provide critical services to improve the health and lives of more Charlotteans, which is so important to me and to Novant Health." 

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 12: In this handout image provided by Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan paid a visit to Palais 23 this afternoon on Friday June 12, Joined by his frequent partners-in-design Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith, key figures in the 30-year evolution of the Air Jordan, Jordan has returned to Paris to mark the 30th anniversary of 1985's Air Jordan One. (Photo by Jordan Brand via Getty Images)

 

 

Carl Armato, CEO, and President of Novant Health, said the first clinic, which opened in October 2019, served as a focal point for Coronavirus testing and has also helped raise awareness on the virus in the community. "The first clinic enabled us to better respond to the pandemic. It gave us the infrastructure to set up walk-up testing, no referral needed. It gave us a platform to educate and treat patients, close to home. It even gave us a distribution point for our universal masking initiative, where we provided free masks to anyone who needed them. This second location is critical, as it expands our impact and reach," said Armato. The clinic has already treated 3,500 patients and conducted 13,000 tests.

 



 

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities, and hospitals that operate in four states — Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients can schedule appointments online, including same-day at nhmichaeljordanclinic.org. Patients can walk-in to the two clinics situated at: 

North End
2701 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 980-302-8521

West Charlotte
3149 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 980-302-9405

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