Michael Jordan is contributing $10 million to open two medical clinics in troubled areas near where he grew up in New Hanover County, on the southeastern coast of North Carolina.
On Monday morning, Novant Health revealed Jordan’s personal donation, on the heels of Michael Jordan Family Clinics‘ opening back-to-back in Charlotte in fall 2019 and fall 2020. The opening of clinics in New Hanover County is scheduled for early 2022.
In a statement, Jordan said, “I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown.”
“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance,” Jordan said. “Wilmington holds a special place in my heart, and it’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life.”
Novant Health reports more than 4,500 patients have been seen since the opening of the Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, one of which is on Freedom Drive and the other on Statesville Avenue in north Charlotte. According to Novant Health, clinics have already administered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
Those two clinics were made possible by Jordan’s $7 million donation.