Emotional Michael Jordan unveils first of two medical clinics in Charlotte

Henrietta Strickland
October 19, 2019

He donated $7.2 million for the two clinics.

Michael Jordan who many regards as NBA's greatest all-time player having won six titles with the Chicago Bulls has made a decision to put a smile on the faces of the less privileged in Charlotte, North Carolina by building a clinic for them. Tears streamed down Jordan's cheeks as he said, "This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years".

Since the opening, 300 patients have already been served.

In partnership with the Charlotte Hornets, which he owns, Jordan had already given almost $750,000 to the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser over the years.

"As a longtime partner, we are thrilled that Michael Jordan continues to support Novant Health and our mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time", said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health.

The Novant health system marked Thursday's event on Twitter, saying that thanks to Jordan, "low-income Charlotte residents of all ages now have access to get the affordable medical care they need, with or without insurance".

Michael Jordan has opened a $7 million (£5,390,835) clinic that will cover health care for uninsured residents in his hometown of Charlotte. Novant Health will operate and run the clinic.

The two clinics will predictably serve nothing less than 35,000 children and adults over the next five years and they are expected to provide both primary health care services and also access to social workers, behavioural health experts, oral health practitioners, and physical therapy.

"I feel very fortunate to be able to give back in this way, because I believe that your ZIP code or neighbourhood should not determine the quality of your health care - or whether or not you can even get care at all". We are so grateful for Michael Jordan's continued partnership and generous gift, which will transform thousands of lives in the west Charlotte community'. Walk-ins are accepted along with same day appointment scheduling.

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