Novant Health, a regional health system in North Carolina, and Michael Jordan announced a $10 million gift to the Novant Health Foundation to open two medical clinics in New Hanover County on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. This new gift is intended to help Novant Health bring this same integrated care model to more rural and rural-adjacent communities in his hometown, offering much-needed services to those who are uninsured or underinsured. The two new clinics are slated to open in early 2022.
The regional health care system and Mr. Jordan previously partnered to open two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina to provide comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health and social support services to the area’s most vulnerable communities. To date, Mr. Jordan has donated $17 million to the Novant Health Foundation to develop clinics owned and operated by Novant Health.
To date, the two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte have seen more than 4,500 individuals, in addition to providing critical coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response. Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered from both the Freedom Drive and North End locations with plans to scale up vaccination efforts even further as supply increases.
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic has been carefully designed with input from the community throughout the planning and development process. The Novant Health team met with leaders of the community and held forums with community members on a monthly basis, receiving feedback on everything from the aesthetic features of the clinics to the services they felt they needed most. Team members working in the clinics were recruited from surrounding neighborhoods.
Novant Health is a non-profit health care system serving nearly 4 million residents across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The network brings together world-class technology and compassionate care teams to offer a remarkable health care experience. Consumers have access to a broad range of services throughout more than 550 physician-led clinics, more than a dozen medical centers and hospitals, as well as outpatient surgery and rehabilitation centers and community health programs.
This was reported by Novant Health on February 15, 2021.
Contact information: The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, 3149 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208; 980-302-9405; Website: nhmichaeljordanclinic.org
Contact information: Novant Health, 2085 Frontis Plaza Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103; 704-384-5382; Website: www.novanthealth.org