Charlotte’s favorite son, Michael Jordan is giving Tar Heels another reason to cheer for the NBA G.O.A.T: donating $10 million to open two new medical clinics for uninsured.
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Medical Clinic is a 6,800 square foot facility with 12 exam rooms, X-Ray room and physical therapy area, planted in Hanover County.
Three years ago, Michael Jordan invested $7 million in Novant health and opened the first Novant Health Michael Jordan Medical Clinic in October 2019 that treated over 3,500 patients.
“To see how this has evolved over the last year is to gratifying. It makes me want to continue doing more so that we can keep answering the bell when the bell is ringing,” Jordan said in a video about the clinic’s opening this week.
It couldn’t come at a better time, given that Rona is still nippin at our heels. North Carolina currently has 847K Covid-19 cases.
The first Novant Health Michael Jordan Medical Clinic hosted a Covid-19 screening and testing site last year, providing more than 13,000 tests.
“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 in a statement. “I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19.”
Cheers to MJ, for giving his community exactly what it needs when it’s needed. Notice, the clinic is for uninsured, too. Needs to be pointed out.