Basketball legend Michael Jordan has donated $10 million to help fund two new health care facilities set to open next near his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Jordan’s gift to the nonprofit Novant Health organization, which oversees hospitals and medical centers across North Carolina, will go toward helping to bring comprehensive primary care services to both the uninsured and underinsured, particularly those in more rural and rural-adjacent communities.
The two new clinics are scheduled to open early next year.
“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance,” Jordan, who previously donated $7 million to Novant in 2017 to help build two other Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, said in an issued statement. “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 said the two Charlotte facilities have seen more than 4,500 patients to date.