Published 9:15 am Thursday, December 30, 2021
By Mike Barnhardt
The Ashley Wellness Center, operated by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, officially opened its doors to employees of Ashley Furniture Industries (Ashley) and their family members. The clinic is at 123 Ashley Furniture Way, in Advance, on Ashley’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Manufacturing and Distribution Center campus.
“This is an exciting time for us to bring this important benefit to our employees and their families,” stated Todd Wanek, president and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries. “The new clinic allows Ashley to continue and to expand on our commitment to our employees to offer affordable and convenient high quality health care services close to home.”
The on-site clinic features care from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist providers, including sick visits; COVID-19, flu, and strep tests; wellness exams; health management services (diabetes, high cholesterol); and more. With a $0 copay, the clinic brings a benefit to employees of Ashley and their family members; keeping health and wellness close to home.
“Our team is pleased to partner with Ashley Furniture Industries to improve the health and wellbeing of employees and their families by providing high-quality health care services on their Advance campus,” said Danielle Lamphier, vice president of enterprise employer services with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. “We know that providing care at the place of work improves access to care for employees, ensuring better outcomes and lower health care costs.”
Ashley also has Wellness Centers on their Arcadia, Wisc. and Ecru, Miss. campuses; these clinics have saved millions of dollars for Ashley employees and their families over the years.
The Advance Ashley Wellness Center is open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m., closed weekends. All Ashley employees are eligible to use the clinic, with any insurance coverage. Ashley employees’ family members, who are covered under an Ashley Health Plan, are also eligible to use the Ashley Wellness Center.
Ashley’s Advance facility was established in 2013 and produces upholstery and casegoods home furnishings. The company also has a manufacturing facility in Statesville that produces Ready to Assemble furniture.
To apply for a job, visit www.Ashley.com/Advance.
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