Cummins (NYSE:CMI) is opening 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 opens Wednesday, Jan. 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house so that employees can meet the staff and tour the facility. The center, which will be staffed with health professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week days, will offer 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,” said 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.”
The opening of the Cummins Health Center is one example of the Company’s commitment to providing employees with high-quality health care.
“Having easy access to quality health care benefits our employees and Cummins,” said Pamela Carter, President of Cummins Filtration. “We are proud to offer this benefit to our employees so that they can receive necessary preventive and routine care through this high-quality health center.”
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.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 Company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $715 million on sales of $11.4 billion in 2006. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
About Cummins Filtration
Cummins Filtration Inc. is a wholly owned business unit of Cummins Inc. and the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration, chemicals and exhaust system technology products for all engine-powered equipment. Cummins Filtration cares about maintaining a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment. Going beyond compliance, Cummins Filtration proactively seeks improvements to products and processes and offers environmentally friendlier product choices for all major engine systems. The company’s homepage can be found at cumminsfiltration.com. In North America, customers can call Cummins Filtration Customer Assistance at 1-800-22FILTER (1-800-223-4583) for more information.