NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it has awarded a contract to QuadMed, a national leader in employer-sponsored onsite healthcare. QuadMed will manage and operate HII's family healthcare centers for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding division employees and their families.
"We are excited that QuadMed will make convenient, high-quality healthcare even more accessible to our employees and their dependents," said Bill Ermatinger, HII corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. "QuadMed's commitment to strong patient-provider relationships and patient confidentiality is evident by their 98 percent patient satisfaction rate. It is our hope that the availability of these healthcare centers will contribute to a robust and enhanced culture of health and wellness among our employees and their families."
The healthcare centers, scheduled to open in 2015, will be located near the shipyards. The centers will provide comprehensive primary care services that focus on prevention, wellness, early intervention and chronic condition management. These services, which include pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services, will be available to non-represented employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven or preferred-provider plans.
QuadMed operates employer-sponsored health centers for companies across the country, including Briggs & Stratton and STIHL, Inc.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Huntington Ingalls Industries on this very important initiative," said Sue Buettner, president of QuadMed, "Working together, our model of care provides employees and their families the resources, tools and support needed to become more engaged in their own health, a key component for Huntington Ingalls Industries in their journey to build a culture of health and wellness."
HII's health centers are part of a new benefits strategy designed to optimize employee health and wellness options. In addition to offering healthier food choices and physical activity support, HII is offering employees access to Teladoc, a program that provides employees with access to board-certified physicians via telephone, mobile application or computer. HII is also offering a discounted rate for healthcare to salaried employees who attest that they do not use tobacco.
QuadMed is a nationally recognized innovator in offering onsite primary care clinics and healthcare management solutions. QuadMed's 20-year track record of success is rooted in integrating prevention-focused primary care with leading-edge information management data. Created in 1990 as a subsidiary of global provider of print and related multichannel solutions Quad/Graphics, QuadMed now serves a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies. For more information, visit quadmedical.com.
About Huntington Ingalls
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally-powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: