Michael Jordan, basketball legend and owner of the Hornets has donated a whopping $7 million to fund two new medical clinics in poverty-ravaged areas of Charlotte, North Carolina. He has partnered with Novant Health and the new medical clinics will be called Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics.
Each clinic will offer physicians, pediatricians, physical therapy, behavioral health, social work, oral health and family-planning services. These new medical facilities are projected over the next five years to help 35,000 adults and children who don’t have access to proper medical care.
Currently, there are many people in the neighborhoods the clinics will serve who simply go to the emergency room when faced with even minor medical issues. The clinics are projected to reduce ER visits by 68% as well as reduce hospitalization by 37% through preventative care. In addition, services will be offered to find low and no-cost programs such as Medicaid to help patients pay for proper care for them and their families.
Jordan considers North Carolina his second home and has stated that he aims “to bring critical health services to underserved areas of Charlotte and the thousands of North Carolinians with limited access to health care.” The clinics are set to open in 2020.
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