Michael Jordan, the NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner has donated $10 million to open two medical clinics in North Carolina.
This donation comes on the heels of a previous $7 million gift by Michael Jordan to help establish two Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte. In fact, those clinics have brought comprehensive primary care to some of Charlotte’s most challenged and most vulnerable communities.
A family clinic in Charlotte had a life-saving impact on Bret Terry. Unfortunately, Terry had developed diabetic levels so bad he said he was on the edge of death itself.
“If I had waited another week, I was told that I would have died,” Terry said.
In fact, these new clinics will bring the same level of care to Jordan’s hometown of Wilmington. In addition, to the nearby areas. Moreover, both clinics will open in early 2022.
“Partnering with Novant Health, I’m very grateful. We get to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown,” said Michael Jordan. In fact, everyone should have access to quality health care. Regardless, no matter where they live, they have insurance. Moreover, Wilmington holds a special place in my heart. It’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the special and important community that supported me throughout my life.”
The Jordan-named clinics in Charlotte have treated more than 4,500 patients according to Novant Health. Almost 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines are given at both locations.
Health equity gaps have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic across the state. Our efforts to close them are even more emergent. We are, in fact, looking forward to standing up these clinics as quickly as possible. We want to ensure all members of this community in North Carolina have access to necessary medical, said Carl Armato, president, and CEO of Novant Health. “In fact, we are so grateful for Michael’s unshakable commitment to helping us bring affordable care to our communities that need it most. It’s not only a major investment in us as a partner, but it’s an investment in each and every person that our clinics can reach.”