NBA legend Michael Jordan has donated $10 million to Novant Health to open two more medical clinics in North Carolina.
Jordan and Novant Health announced the donation on Monday.
The money will go toward opening two clinics in New Hanover County.
A few years ago, Jordan teamed up with the health care provider to open two other medical clinics in Charlotte that were aimed toward helping provide services to those from at-risk or underserved communities.
Novant Health said the new donation will also help the provider “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.”
In a statement, Jordan said he is “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. 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.”
The two new clinics are scheduled to be up and running by sometime in 2022.
“We are so appreciative of Michael’s unwavering commitment to help us bring affordable care to our communities that need it most,” said president and CEO of Novant Health Carl Armato.
“It’s not only an investment in us as a partner, but it’s an investment in each and every person that our clinics can reach.”
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