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Michael Jordan opens second medical clinic in Charlotte

NBA icon and Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan has accomplished his goal of helping provide much-needed medical services for the underprivileged, uninsured or underinsured residents of the Charlotte, N.C., region by opening a second clinic to serve the community.

The new clinic, also named the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic like the one Jordan opened in October 2019, is located in Charlotte’s North End. The clinic features 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room and space for physical therapy, according to Novant Health.

“To see how this has evolved over the last year is to gratifying. It makes me want to continue doing more so that we can keep answering the bell when the bell is ringing,” Jordan said of the clinic’s opening this week, via CNN.

“When we came together to mark the first clinic’s opening last fall, no one could have predicted we would be facing a global pandemic just five months later,” Jordan said, via the Hornets’ official site. “I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19. Our second clinic will provide critical services to improve the health and lives of more Charlotteans, which is so important to me and to Novant Health.”

The first Jordan clinic, located in Freedom Drive, treated over 3,500 patients. It also served as a COVID-19 screening and testing site, and more than 13,000 tests were administered at the location.

The opening of the two clinics was made possible by a $7 million grant made by Jordan three years ago.