Michael Jordan Celebrates Opening Of Second NC Medical Clinic With Mom By His Side


May 29, 2024

Michael Jordan made a surprise visit to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, to celebrate the opening of a brand-new health clinic on Tuesday, May 7. The basketball legend partnered with Novant Health to open the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic on Greenfield St. in Wilmington to bring much-needed comprehensive primary care services to the community. 

​​“That’s what this clinic is about,”  Jordan said. “When the families are not able to support, we’re there to support. If you don’t have any money, that doesn’t matter. We’re going to do whatever we can to support you because that’s what happened to me, that’s where I got it from.”

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Jordan made a $10 million donation to Novant Health that allowed for the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic to be built in Wilmington in addition to the clinic previously established in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medicine Clinic in Charlotte is delivering profound benefits in the community, providing more than 9,000 patient visits in 2023, according to Senior Vice President of Novant Health Ann Caulkins, who was present at the opening of the Wilmington Clinic.

Jordan appeared with his mother, Deloris Jordan, at the ribbon cutting of the Wilmington clinic, saying that it was “good to be home” and good to give back with his family by his side.

“We did it in Charlotte, and now we’re going to do it in Wilmington, which makes it even more special because this is home; this is where I came from,” he said. “No matter how you see Michael Jordan, this is where I started.”


Jordan was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, after his family moved to the coastal town when he was a toddler. Since then, he’s always called North Carolina home. Jordan played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2006, He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets before selling his majority shares in 2023.

Now, he’s giving back to his community by providing health care to those who need it most. 

“Everyone is worthy of access to quality health care, no matter where you live or if you have insurance,” Jordan said in a press release. “[I am] truly inspired by the many powerful stories of people who are now thriving thanks to the support of our medical clinics.”


Cover photo: Michael Jordan Celebrates Opening Of Second NC Medical Clinic With Mom By His Side / Photo credit: PEOPLE.com

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