Michael Jordan Opens Up His Own Clinic In His Hometown
Michael Jordan is arguably the best NBA player of all time.
Jordan opened up the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. In his hometown, North Carolina for people who are uninsured and underinsured. Reported from Cbsnews, the NBA legend donated $7 million two years ago to Novant Health to help build the clinic on the west side of Charlotte. The clinic has 12 exam rooms, an x-ray room as well as a physical therapy space.
A social worker will assist patients with other resources for those with little or no insurance. In addition comprehensive care is providing, including behavioral health and social support services. In his ribbon-cutting speech, Jordan said the clinic is about making an "impact" that will be paid forward in the city.
"The money is not an issue for me, it's the commitment to be able to make a difference and make an impact..." he said.
Before going on to the Chicago Bulls, Jordan lived and played basketball at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, so it's no surprise when he became emotional about something so important to the community, his community. With the $7 million donation, Novant Health Michael looks to build a second facility, according to NYpost.