October 22, 2019

Around the nation: Michael Jordan-funded clinic opens in North Carolina

Daily Briefing

    The basketball star and his family funded two clinics that are expected to serve 35,000 low-income individuals over the next five years, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

    • New York: Medical groups in New York want to create an immunization visit at age 16, in response to low vaccination rates among adolescents. At the visit, patients would be offered an HPV booster, the meningitis B vaccine, and a flu shot. According to Jay Berger, CMO at ProHEALTH Care, the visit would give pediatricians and families a chance to "sit down and review the vaccine schedule and find if there are any holes" in the child's vaccine history (Masson, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 10/18).

    • North Carolina: Former professional basketball player Michael Jordan on Thursday attended the grand opening of one of two medical clinics he and his family helped fund in Charlotte. In 2017, Jordan donated $7 million to Novant Health to build the clinics, which are expected to serve 35,000 low-income individuals over the next five years (Ellison, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 10/18).

    • Tennessee: Ballad Health has named Melanie Stanton as CEO of its Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Brian Dawson as CMO of Ballad Health facilities in Washington County. Both changes are effective Nov. 4. Stanton is currently serving as VP of quality improvement at Ballad, while Dawson is currently serving as VP of VEP Healthcare in California (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/18).
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