2020 North Carolina State Leadership Retreat

Saturday , September 19, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The First Citizens Medical Conference Center Auditorium - Smithfield, North Carolina

The UNC Johnston Medical Mall is located across the street from UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield.

The medical mall has a unique history. The building operated as a textile mill for 88 years. Burlington Industries, which was the last owner, closed the plant in October 1997. The administrator at then-Johnston Memorial Hospital envisioned the shuttered plant as an affordable space for outpatient services. Within a year or so, the hospital’s board of trustees had approved a development plan and, through the County of Johnston, bought the property for $2.7 million. After an extensive $15 million renovation, Johnston Medical Mall opened in January 2003. Through the years, the mall has gradually filled up with outpatient services and medical practices.

The First Citizens Medical Conference Center Auditorium has hosted numerous NAMI Johnston County, NC programs over the years as well as the 2019 NC State Leadership Conference and the first NAMI Johnston County, NC/Alliance Healthcare Community Inclusion Conference, also in 2019.

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