NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 06, 2020 — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding divisions have achieved national gold level recognition from the American Heart Association for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

The recognition is based on the AHA’s 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index, which is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs.

“The importance of cultivating and maintaining a healthy workforce in our industry cannot be overstated,” said Bill Ermatinger, HII’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “Our people are our greatest asset, and it is critical that we continuously invest in their health and wellness.”

In addition to HII’s suite of health and wellness benefits and programs, the company has Family Health Centers in Gautier, Mississippi and in Newport News, Virginia. The health centers provide employees and their families convenient access to acute and preventive care, as well as an array of services that contribute to a healthy workforce, including:

  • Free diabetes education, wellness coaching and nutrition education.
  • In-house physical therapy.
  • Spanish-speaking medical staff members to help bilingual patients receive the best care possible.
  • Onsite dental and vision centers to create a one-stop-shop for general health care needs.

“We are proud of our employees and of this recognition,” Ermatinger said. “We will continue to provide our workforce the tools they need to stay healthy, lead fulfilling careers and experience an enhanced overall quality of life.”

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Take a virtual tour of HII’s Family Health Center in Gautier, Mississippi. HII celebrated the Family Health Center’s five-year anniversary earlier this year. HII’s health centers provide employees and their families convenient access to acute and preventive care, as well as an array of services that contribute to a healthy workforce. Video by Derek Fountain/HII.

Nov 06, 2020

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that it has opened a new mobile dental clinic located beside the company’s HII Family Health Center in Gautier. Onsite Dental offers convenient access to full-service dental care, including exams and X-rays.

“The mission of Onsite Dental is to help employees be healthier and happier by making high-quality dental care more accessible,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls vice president of human resources and administration. “The health and well-being of our workforce is a priority at Ingalls, and this mobile clinic will help ensure that we are doing everything possible to provide our shipbuilders and their families with the best available healthcare options.”

The new mobile unit, operated by Onsite Dental, offers comprehensive dental care with a dentist and dental hygienist on staff. HII also has an Onsite Dental clinic at its HII Family Health Center in Newport News, Va. The clinics have the ability to offer patients preventive, restorative, periodontal, endodontic, oral surgery, orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry. 

Other dental services include:

  • Cleanings
  • Crowns
  • Retainers
  • Night Guards
  • Fillings
  • Whitening
  • Invisalign
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A ribbon cutting ceremony opened the new Onsite Dental mobile clinic at the HII Family Health Center in Gautier, Mississippi, on Monday. Pictured from left are Emily Baker, practice manager; Piper Premeaux, dental hygienist; Dr. Jefferson Harmon, QuadMed medical director; Tiffany Rivens, Onsite Dental regional director; Dr. Dennis Cao, dentist; Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration; Shawn Farlow, senior client operations manager; Erinn Marks, HII Family Health Center manager; and Jennifer Meyers, dental assistant. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

Onsite Dental is part of HII’s overall commitment to improve cost and access of quality health care and wellness. The service is available exclusively to HII employees and their families. In-network rates and discounts are available to those enrolled in an HII or Ingalls union dental plan.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 41,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Onsite Dental Clinic Opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony opened the new Onsite Dental mobile clinic at the HII Family Health Center in Gautier, Mississippi, on Monday. Pictured from left are Emily Baker, practice manager; Piper Premeaux, dental hygienist; Dr. Jefferson Harmon, QuadMed medical director; Tiffany Rivens, Onsite Dental regional director; Dr. Dennis Cao, dentist; Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources and administration; Shawn Farlow, senior client operations manager; Erinn Marks, HII Family Health Center manager; and Jennifer Meyers, dental assistant. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

Nov 07, 2019

What: Grand opening event and tours of the HII Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: HII Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding  4500 Washington Ave.  Newport News, Virginia

RSVP: Please RSVP by noon on Friday.  Christie Miller (757) 380-3581 [email protected]i-co.com

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HII Family Health Center in Newport News

MEDIA ADVISORY, March 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newport News Shipbuilding will host the grand opening of the HII Family Health Center. The event will include the unveiling of the health center’s sign, self-led tours of the facility and a reception with health-focused activities and games for shipbuilders and their families. Bill Bell, Newport News’ vice president of human resources and administration, and Sue Buettner, president of QuadMed, will speak.

The health center is part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to improve cost and access of quality health care and to encourage employees and their dependents to be more accountable in their health and wellness. The health center is operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. Services are available to eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by a qualified Anthem health plan. 

View the Family Health Centers Press Kit for more information.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

 

What:Members of the media are invited to tour the new HII Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding prior to the center’s March 1 opening. Matt Mulherin, president, Newport News Shipbuilding; Bill Bell, Newport News’ vice president of human resources and administration; and Rich McClelland, QuadMed health center supervisor, will discuss the benefits and services being offered at the health center and answer questions.
  
 The health center is part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their health and wellness and make quality health care more accessible. The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. Services will be available to eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by a qualified Anthem health plan. 
  
When:Monday, Feb. 22 
 1-2:30 p.m. 
   
Where: HII Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding 
 4500 Washington Ave. 
 Newport News, Virginia 
  
RSVP:Please RSVP by noon on Thursday. 
 Christie Miller 
 (757) 380-3581 
 [email protected] 

A press kit is available in HII’s Newsroom: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/presskits/health-centers

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) opened the doors to its first Family Health Center today. The facility, located at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, is now open to all eligible employees at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and their covered dependents.

“Our workforce is the heart of the shipyard, and helping our employees stay healthy is very important to our continued success,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This facility shows our commitment to provide excellent healthcare and wellness options for our employees and their families.”

A visit to the health center is only $15, and all preventive care visits are free. Employees also have access to the on-site pharmacy, where they can receive a generic 30-day prescription for $3 or a 90-day supply for $6. The health center will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

The Family Health Center in Mississippi is one of two new centers opening for HII employees. A second health center is being built at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in Virginia. The centers are part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality healthcare more accessible.

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QuadMed President Sue Buettner and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias cut the ribbon to the HII Family Health Center in Gautier. Also pictured (left to right) are: Gautier Councilman Casey Vaughan; Gautier Mayor Gordon Gollot; Thashia Waggoner, HII Family Health Center supervisor; Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president, human resources and administration; and Mike Mangum, Jackson County District 3 Supervisor. Photo by Andrew Young/HII

The health center is being operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor with 20 years of experience providing employees with quality healthcare. The services are available to all eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by Anthem’s consumer-driven health plan or preferred-provider option plans.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Ritchie-Curbow Construction Company, Inc. has been awarded the contract to build the new Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health Center at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. The health center, scheduled to open this fall on Washington Avenue between 45th and 46th streets in Newport News, will offer primary care, radiology, physical therapy, laboratory services and an on-site pharmacy for eligible Newport News employees and their covered dependents.

"Newport News Shipbuilding is a driving force in our local economy, and all of our staff and vendors know friends and relatives who work there," said Joseph C. Ritchie Jr., president of Ritchie-Curbow Construction. "Ritchie-Curbow Construction is honored to work with NNS to provide a quality health care facility at a convenient location to the shipyard employees, and we are looking forward to a great team relationship with NNS."

The lot on Washington Avenue has been sectioned off to begin construction of the future health center. When complete, the 21,894-square foot facility will have 19 exam rooms in addition to five specialty exam rooms and two pediatric exam rooms. A section of the building will be dedicated to physical therapy, including five physical therapy exam rooms. Additionally, the building will have X-ray and chemistry labs and other rooms for education and meetings. The health center will also have an in-house, full service pharmacy complete with drive-through service.

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Rendering of new HII Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding. The center is scheduled to open in Fall of 2015. Photo courtesy of PF&A Design.

The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a nationally recognized innovator in offering on-site primary care centers and healthcare management solutions. When it opens, services will be available to non-represented employees and their dependents enrolled in eligible Anthem consumer-driven health plan or preferred-provider option plans. Union leadership has expressed interest in making the health center available to the represented population, and discussions have begun.

"This health center will provide convenient, affordable care for our employees and their families in a location close to work," said Bill Bell, Newport News' vice president of human resources and administration. "Employees and dependents will have full access to health coaches, doctors, pharmacists and nurses so they can more easily make health and wellness a priority."

The Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding is one of two new centers opening for HII employees. A second health center is being opened at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi. The centers are part of HII's larger benefits strategy designed to further engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality healthcare more accessible. The strategy also includes the recent addition of Teladoc, a program that allows employees to consult with board-certified physicians on non-emergency medical issues via telephone, mobile application or computer. Additionally, HII is offering a preferred rate for healthcare insurance to eligible employees who attest that they do not use tobacco or complete a tobacco-cessation program.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial energy, oil and gas markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the new family health center for Newport News Shipbuilding will be located on Washington Avenue between 45th and 46th streets. The center, scheduled to open this fall, will offer primary care, on-site pharmacy and laboratory services.

“The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority, and we are excited to offer quality health care resources at a convenient location,” said Bill Bell, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president of human resources and administration.

The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. Services will be available to eligible non-represented employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) or preferred-provider option (PPO) plans.

The Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health Center at Newport News Shipbuilding is one of two new centers opening for eligible HII employees. A second family health center will be opened in Gautier, Miss., for employees and dependents of the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The centers are part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality health care more accessible. The strategy also includes the recent addition of Teladoc, a program where employees can consult with board-certified physicians on non-emergency medical issues via telephone, mobile application or computer. Additionally, HII offers a preferred rate for health care insurance to eligible employees who have completed a tobacco-cessation program or attest they do not use tobacco.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial oil, gas and energy markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Dec. 16, 2014) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today the location of the new family health center designed exclusively for employees working at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division and their covered dependents. The center, scheduled to open next year at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, will offer primary care, on-site pharmacy and laboratory services.

“It’s exciting to know that by choosing this location, we are making quality health care more accessible to so many of our employees,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources. “It’s all about making it easier for our employees to take care of themselves and their families. It is all about investing in the wellbeing of our employees. We can’t succeed without them.”

The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. When it opens in 2015, services will be available to eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven health plan or preferred-provider option plans.

Following the Dec. 1 vote extending the collective bargaining agreement with Ingalls’ labor unions, all represented employees and their covered dependents will also have access to the new health center.

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HII will open a family health center for Ingalls Shipbuilding employees and their covered dependents next year at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier.

The Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health Center at Ingalls Shipbuilding is one of two new centers opening for HII employees. A second health center is being built at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. The centers are part of HII’s larger benefits strategy designed to engage employees and their families in their own health and wellness and make quality healthcare more accessible. The strategy also includes the recent addition of Teladoc, a program where employees can consult with board-certified physicians on non-emergency medical issues via telephone, mobile application or computer. Additionally, HII is offering a preferred rate for healthcare insurance to eligible employees who attest that they do not use tobacco or complete a tobacco-cessation program.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

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 approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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