James J. Jordon Endowment for Psychiatry Education Fund

Continue the Legacy of Psychiatric Education at Hamm Clinic

St. Paul psychiatrist, James J Jordon MD was the medical director of Hamm Clinic from 1985 until he retired in 2010. During his tenure, Hamm Clinic sustained changes in practice, location and broadened services for underserved and minority populations.

In 1987, Dr. Jordon's Diversity Initiative moved the clinic toward a community leadership position in providing culturally responsive care, while maintaining primacy of the client/therapist alliance as the core of effective treatment. Dr. Jordon was among the first to emphasize the need for outcome measures in a clinic's assessment of its own performance and for use of those measures in education.

The son of Irish immigrants, Dr. Jordon trained at Loyola and Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. His work at Mayo Clinic was interrupted by service in the Navy, with resumption of his Psychiatry training at Mayo and a fellowship at Tavistock Clinic, London.

To honor Dr. Jordon's distinguished career, the Board, staff, and friends of Hamm Clinic established the James J. Jordon Endowment Fund for Psychiatry to support high-quality psychiatry education for residents participating in Hamm Clinic’s residency program.

To contribute to the James J. Jordon Endowment for Psychiatry Education Fund please send a check to the Hamm Clinic, 408 St Peter Street, Suite 429, St. Paul, MN 55102. Please write JJJ endowment on your check.