Michael Jordan opens second health clinic for the uninsured in his hometown of Charlotte, with more than 14,000 COVID-19 tested first facilities provided to provide ‘critical care’ during infections
- Michael Jordan appeared on a zoom call with patients when Novant Health in the North End announced the launch of the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic
- The launch comes a year after the location of West Charlotte
- Thanks for the $ 7 million grant from Jordan
- Insurances are aimed at providing adequate, accessible health care to the uninsured
- More than 3,350 patients – more than 450 of them children – have been found in West Charlotte Lokadin
- The venue became the center for the screening and testing of COVID-19 in April
- “Our second clinic will provide vital services to improve the health and lives of more Charlotte people,” Jordan said
Basketball player Michael Jordan has opened a second health clinic in his hometown of Charlotte for the uninsured, which aims to provide ‘vital services’ during corona virus infections.
The 57-year-old sports icon hailed the success of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in West Charlotte, which opened last year, announcing the launch of its new North End location.
Both locations were made possible by a $ 7 million grant from Michael Jordan three years ago. They work to address health equity gaps and provide comprehensive primary care – as is even more evident by COVID-19.
Michael Jordan appeared on a zoom call with patients when Novant Health in the North End announced the launch of the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic
Exterior view of the new North End location, which will be stored with 12 patient exam rooms and X-ray rooms
“When we came together to mark the opening of the first clinic last fall, no one could have predicted that five months later we would face a global epidemic,” Jordan said. Release Release.
‘I am very proud of the positive impact our hospital has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19. Our second clinic will also provide important services to improve the health and life of Charlotte, which is very important to me and Novant Health. ‘
The 6,800-square-foot North End Clinic, located on Statesville Avenue, will have 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room and physical therapy space. A full-time medical social worker will also be on the site to ‘address social determinants of health’.
Novant Health has high expectations for their second location because the first performed very well in its first year.
Inside the north end location. A full-time medical social worker will also be on site to assist in ‘addressing social determinants of health’.
We are pleased to announce that Charlotte’s North End Community is approaching the same life-changing care at the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Novant Health, West Charlotte, ‘said Carl Armado, CEO and Chairman, Novant Health.
‘The impact of the first clinic is measurable, and if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is about the importance of accessible, safe and quality care in the most needy communities. Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities and community is deeply rooted. We are very grateful to be his partner in bringing care and resources to those who are otherwise. ‘
More than 3,350 patients – more than 450 of them children – have been found at the Freedom Drive site. More than 700 patients have been assisted by the clinic’s social worker, with nearly 80 patients being referred for additional behavioral health care.
‘In 2020 we handled some of the most difficult cards,’ Jordan Zoom said during the call. ‘I hope 2021 will be much better’
The Freedom Drive Clinic was transformed into a Respiratory Assessment Center in April to help provide ‘accessible COVID-19 screening, testing, treatment and education’.
“It’s very emotional for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me for so many years,” Jordan said when the center opened last year.
The clinic has performed more than 14,000 COVID-19 trials and conducted 12,600 mobile health appointments. Those in need of primary care were referred to a nearby clinic.
‘In 2020 we handled some of the most difficult cards,’ Jordan Zoom said during the call. ‘I hope 2021 will be much better.’
Then he added: ‘Now the energy is too strong for us to stop and I am sitting here to talk about it. I am so proud that the relationship has developed and we will continue to do great things with Charlotte and the community. ‘
During last year’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the Freedom Drive location, Jordan stressed the importance of adequate, accessible health care.
“It is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me for so many years,” Jordan said during the ceremony.