Cummins opens health center for employees, families

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Cummins recently opened a new onsite health center at its Cummins Filtration facility in Cookeville, Tenn., where employees and their families will have convenient access to primary medical care.

The Cummins Health Center opened Jan. 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house so that employees could meet the staff and tour the facility. The center, which is staffed with health professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, offers routine primary medical care, including annual physical examinations, vaccinations for children and adults, and blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.

Cummins contracted with CHD Meridian, a national onsite medical provider of occupational and primary medical care services based in Nashville, Tenn. CHD Meridian will staff and manage the facility and to ensure quality of care. Employees will pay a discounted fee for services at the center, which is located on the plant campus.

“We’re very excited about providing high-quality convenient and affordable care to our employees and their families,” says Raymond Higgs, health and safety manager at the Cummins Filtration Cookeville location. “It encourages our people to get the care they need when they need it.”

Cookeville is the first location within Cummins to offer a health center providing primary care. Cummins expects to open additional health centers with primary care services in the future.