Michael Jordan Supports Healthcare in His Hometown

by May 8, 2024Healthcare, Healthcare

Wilmington’s first Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic offers equitable access to primary care.

Novant Health and Michael Jordan have collaborated once again to open a third medical clinic, this time in Jordan’s hometown of Wilmington at 1423 Greenfield Street. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic brings much-needed comprehensive primary care services to everyone, including individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. 

“We know people face significant barriers to care, and Novant Health is minimizing obstacles so that we can offer vital healthcare services to those who need it most,” says Ernie Bovio, president of the Novant Health Coastal Region and Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “Each Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic has been thoughtfully planned for the best location within the community. Thanks to our care team’s commitment to lifelong wellness, our third Michael Jordan clinic is already delivering on our vision to close health equity gaps by transforming healthcare, one patient at a time.”  

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Novant Health and Jordan previously partnered to open two Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics in Charlotte, offering comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health and other support services. Many of the Charlotte patients never had a primary care provider before they were welcomed into the Michael Jordan clinics. In Charlotte, patients have praised the clinic teams for helping restore health and provide a sense of hope. Dedicated primary care services are having a tremendous impact on people’s lives – one man received treatment for an urgent heart problem and another got the help he needed to turn his life around.

People live longer when their community has higher numbers of primary care doctors, according to a study that evaluated data from a 10-year period in the United States. The study also linked increased primary care providers with fewer deaths attributed to cancer and cardiovascular problems.

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Building on the success of the Charlotte clinic model, a $10 million gift from Jordan to the Novant Health foundations made it possible to add two clinics in Wilmington.

“Everyone is worthy of access to quality health care, no matter where you live or if you have insurance,” Jordan says. “I’m truly inspired by the many powerful stories of people who are now thriving thanks to the support of our Charlotte medical clinics. I am confident Novant Health’s new clinic will positively impact individuals and families throughout Wilmington. I’m profoundly grateful to help make this day happen for my hometown.”

The 7,800-square-foot clinic in Wilmington has 12 patient rooms and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to the clinic’s primary care team, a community health worker will assist patients with community resources. Patients can schedule appointments at the Greenfield Street clinic by calling (910) 833-9100. The clinic team will also support the work of Novant Health’s new Community Care Cruiser to further serve individuals across the region. 

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“We are tremendously grateful to Michael Jordan for his philanthropic support of our efforts to close health equity gaps,” says Ann Caulkins, senior vice president, Novant Health, and president, Novant Health Foundations. “The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medicine Clinics in Charlotte provided more than 9,000 patient visits last year and are delivering profound benefits in the community. We’re excited to expand this model in Wilmington, where the clinic team will provide life-changing care.”

Murals that celebrate the history and culture of Wilmington and acknowledge Novant Health’s commitment to the community grace the exterior of the Greenfield Street clinic, which sits on land donated by New Hanover County. Meanwhile, site work is underway for Wilmington’s second Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic slated for the corner of Princess Place Drive and N. 30th Street.

Learn More:
Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic
1423 Greenfield Street, Wilmington
(910) 833-9100
NovantHealth.org

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