KAM adds Baptist Health to list of COVID-19 Response Partners
As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved and our every day lives adjust accordingly, employers need innovative solutions to ensure their employees feel safe.

That's why KAM teamed up with several crucial partners to offer essential tools for employers to keep their employees Healthy At Work in accordance with Kentucky's COVID-19 employer guidelines:

And now we're excited to announce this latest partnership with Baptist Health to offer accessible COVID-19 testing solutions for Kentucky manufacturers! (read the full press release below).

We're thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Baptist Health, and we look forward to providing our members with many more resources to battle this pandemic in the weeks and months to come.

Executive Director
Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Baptist Health partners with KAM on COVID-19 testing solutions 
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY June 30, 2020  – The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has chosen Baptist Health as its partner and resource for the COVID-19 testing required for businesses to reopen. 

Baptist Health is offering screening, testing and monitoring services for COVID-19 directly to employers such as those associated with KAM. Since 1911, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has served as the leading advocate for the manufacturing industry in the Commonwealth. 

“KAM is dedicated to helping rebuild Kentucky’s economy by providing the necessary tools and resources so manufacturers can successfully reopen in compliance with state requirements,” said Lee Lingo, KAM executive director. “With 25 years’ experience in occupational health, Baptist Health has the know-how to especially assist manufacturers of all sizes with testing and monitoring for COVID-19.” 

“Baptist Health understands the vital role that manufacturing plays in keeping other essential services humming. As the state’s largest health system, we have the resources and expertise to determine the most efficient and cost-effective options for these manufacturers, and have the ability to customize solutions based on their needs,” said Jody Prather, MD, chief strategy and marketing officer for Baptist Health. 

For employers who partner with Baptist Health specifically for testing solutions, employees with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested, as well as co-workers who potentially had contact with them. Testing can be on-site, or at Baptist Health Urgent Care locations which have been testing those with COVID-19 symptoms.  

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 have the option to have their health monitored with a pulse oximeter to check their blood oxygen level and a forehead thermometer to take their temperature. Those oxygen level and temperature statistics are entered into Baptist Health’s secure MyChart patient portal, with a healthcare provider alerted if the person’s condition worsens. This type of care coordination ensures a medically informed return-to-work process. 

Baptist Health is a trusted provider of direct-to-employer health services. Baptist Health has an active and direct connection to 29 companies – and some 17,000 persons associated with those firms – through its strategic alliance with BluMine Health, a Direct Primary Care provider in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. BluMine Health supports employer-sponsored health and wellness initiatives by providing direct primary care to mid- to large-size employers.  

For more information about Baptist Health’s COVID-19 workplace reopening services, contact Kelli Limbach, assistant vice president for value based care & strategy, at Kelli.Limbach@bhsi.com  or 502.253.5351.  

LAST CALL for free access to KAM's latest member benefit: Manufacturers Marketplace

The Manufacturers Marketplace is one of a kind searchable database of U.S. manufacturers. It was created by manufacturers for manufacturers and only U.S. manufacturers are allowed to use the system. The goal of the Marketplace is to connect manufacturers across the country and keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

****We are offering all of our manufacturing members a FREE subscription in the Manufacturers Marketplace. This offer is available for a limited time and will expire on June 30, 2020. After the deadline, it will cost to join the Marketplace.****

We invite you to take advantage of this free resource. To create your account:
  1. Go to www.manufacturersmarketplace.us.
  2. Click on the “Create An Account” link.
  3. Complete the registration form. In the Promotion Code field enter “COVID-19”, this will reduce the Total Annual Cost to “FREE”.
**TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Last day to take advantage of our super low Early Bird Registration Rates!!**
After great conversations with the auto industry nationwide,  we decided to move our  AutoVision 2020 Virtual Conference  to August 26-28, 2020. Early Bird registration rates end TODAY !

We’re still offering our  great speaker lineup , and we believe our programming for AutoVision 2020 is globally relevant and useful to all aspects of the auto industry.  The SPARK Matchmaking Event is a can’t-miss opportunity, and with our extended timeline we’re looking forward to having an even bigger network of future connections.
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Established in 1911, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers is Kentucky’s most effective advocate for manufacturers. KAM’s mission is to create and protect a manufacturing-friendly environment in Kentucky. In addition to advocating, KAM educates, connects and provides cost-saving programs and products to members.
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