North Carolina furniture maker opens healthcare center exclusively for employees
April 6, 2021 | 8:19 pm UTC
Lee Industries makes upholstered furniture

CONOVER, N.C. - Home furniture maker Lee Industries has opened a 2,300-square-foot health center exclusively for its employees. The facility will provide free primary healthcare for the company's employees and their immediate families. 

“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 Industries’ parent company.

The company partnered with South Carolina-based healthcare provider Proactive MD. Three healthcare workers - a medical assistant, a patient advocate, and a nurse practitioner - will be at the facility full-time.

“Lee Industries 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,” says Marlee White, Director of Client Relations for Proactive MD. “Employees are getting more than a clinic—they’re getting a healthcare home.”

The clinic will provide care to employees whether or not they're on the company's health insurance. Employees will also get help finding specialized care, like cancer treatment. 

Lee Industries makes upholstered furniture

Lee manufactures residential furniture at four plants across North Carolina. The company employs more than 670 workers. 

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