Lee Inds. to open dedicated employee health center

CONOVER, N.C. – High-end upholstery manufacturer Lee Inds. will open a state-of-the art health center here for the exclusive use of its associates and their immediate families.

A patient room in the health center for Lee Inds. employees.

Scheduled to open in January, the 2,300 square-foot facility is located between Lee’s multiple manufacturing facilities in the Newton-Conover area. The center will be staffed by three healthcare professionals including a medical assistant, patient advocate and nurse practitioner with the oversight of a licensed physician.

Lee Inds. employs more than 670 skilled furniture technicians.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be able to provide this benefit and convenience for all our Lee associates,” said Bruce Birnbach, CEO of American Leather Holdings, Lee Inds.’ parent company.

Lee is partnering with South Carolina-based provider Proactive MD to offer high-touch, comprehensive medical care to all employees and their families.

“Lee Inds. employees will receive best-in-class primary care, but our program will also promote healthcare literacy, address social barriers to care and coordinate all patient care,” said Marlee White, director of client relations for Proactive MD. “Employees are getting more than a clinic – they’re getting a healthcare home.”

Julio Wong, chief people leader for Lee Inds., said that this comprehensive healthcare solution is one more way Lee Inds. is delivering on its promise to do right by employees: “We are making a long-term commitment to our workforce and investing in their health and well-being. It’s just part of our DNA.”

“We are proud to partner with American Leather Holdings, an organization that is as committed to taking care of families as we are,” said John Collier, founder and CEO of Proactive MD. “We view every patient as a person first – someone’s mother, father, child, or friend – and this informs the way we serve them.”

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