CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comprehensive Health Services, Incorporated (CHSi), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced workforce medical services providers, was recently awarded a $4.99 million, five-year contract following a rebid to partner with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to provide medical examinations to former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) workers.
CHSi’s services will be part of the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP), which was established in 2005 and is managed by ORAU and its partners to provide medical screenings at no charge to former DOE workers who may have been exposed to hazardous substances at work. The legislative mandate for the NSSP program is the 1993 Defense Authorization Act (PL102-484, Sect. 3162).
“These exams are key to making sure Americans who worked for our government get the health care they need,” said CHSi President Gary G. Palmer. “As a company that has been one of the leading providers of medical services to the U.S. government for decades, CHSi is both excited and honored to continue servicing a growing network of DOE worker sites and providing these important exams to former workers.”
“There are few companies with the extensive network of clinics and medical professionals who can handle the complexity of the exams we need for NSSP,” said Dr. Donna Cragle, ORAU’s Senior Vice President for Health, Energy and Environment.
CHSi has been working with ORAU since 2005 and has used its extensive network to perform exams at more than 1,700 clinics throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada. CHSi conducts more than 1,500 exams each year for the program, which screens for occupational diseases including chronic respiratory disease, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease and some forms of cancer. Employees who worked around substances such as asbestos, beryllium, chemicals, diesel exhaust, epoxy resins, ionizing radiation, plutonium, uranium, metals or metal working fluids, methylenedianiline, or welding fumes are encouraged to participate in the program.
CHSi and ORAU’s partnership for the NSSP began providing exams to workers from five DOE worker sites, including Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi Laboratory, Pinellas Plant, Kansas City Plant, and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The program has since expanded to include three additional large facilities, including Hanford, Rocky Flats Plant and Savannah River Plant, and numerous small sites across the country.
Founded in 1975, CHSi is an industry trusted provider of onsite health centers for the U.S. government and national examination programs for government and commercial clients. Major corporations and government agencies look to CHSi for workforce health and productivity management solutions that help maintain a healthier, more stable and productive workforce. CHSi's solutions maximize employer’s health care investment and integrate seamlessly with their existing benefits strategies.
CHSi's services maximize employers' return on investment by providing flexible, performance-based workforce health programs tailor-made for the unique needs and risks of each organization. Whether employee health needs require worksite health programs at multiple locations, an extensive national network of health care providers to address dispersed workforce, or medical readiness teams deployed on an emergency response basis, no other firm can match CHSi's broad service delivery capability. For more information, visit www.chsimedical.com.