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Lee Industries, Local Upholstery Company, Announces New Employee Health Center Opening

Furniture World News Desk on 12/29/2020

LEE Industries, a North Carolina-based upscale upholstery manufacturer, recently announced that it will provide a state-of-the art health center for the exclusive use of its associates and their immediate families in 2021. Scheduled to open in January, the health center is a 2,300 square-foot facility conveniently located in Conover, North Carolina 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 Industries proudly manufactures upholstered furniture for the design and retail community and employs over 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 Industries’ 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 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.”

Julio Wong, Chief People Leader for LEE Industries, says that this comprehensive healthcare solution is one more way LEE Industries 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,” says John Collier, Founder & 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. Together with a partner like LEE Industries, who views their employees the same way, the sky is the limit for the good things we will be able to accomplish.”


About Lee Industries: LEE Industries creates innovatively styled, high-quality home furnishings while adhering to a set of values that focus on their customers, the community and the environment.


About Proactive MD: Proactive MD provides a total healthcare and population health management solution for employers by partnering with them to offer Advanced Primary Care Health Centers for employees. The Proactive MD model is designed to elevate the standard of primary care, going above and beyond the typical boundaries of healthcare to meet each employee’s unique mental, emotional, social, and physical needs. Proactive MD’s care model is built on the foundation of strong physician-patient relationships and onsite patient advocates, empowered by advanced population health insights, who personally guide and advise employees through the full healthcare system. Coupled with reduced-rate access to the nation’s leading specialists for complex and catastrophic diagnoses, the Proactive MD model removes obstacles to care, reduces risk, and dramatically improves the quality of care for employees while simultaneously lowering healthcare costs for employers. For more information, visit  www.proactive.md.