LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is pleased to announce the opening of a new occupational medicine clinic dedicated to serving employees working on the Los Alamos legacy cleanup contract.

Operated by HealthWorks Medical, the clinic is located in the Los Alamos Medical Center. It officially opened its doors to N3B and subcontractor employees on May 28. This strategic move brings occupational health services conveniently closer to workers, who previously had to go out of town for many of the services.

“One of our cornerstones is that our programs are protective of human health and the environment,” said N3B Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Program Manager Robert Edwards. “This clinic represents a major milestone in our ability to ensure the health and well-being of our employees.”

The new clinic will provide a range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of employees working on the cleanup project, including:

  • Annual physicals
  • Medical surveillance
  • Return to work assessments
  • Fitness for duty evaluations
  • Drug testing
  • Pre-employment physical examinations
  • Acute (non-work related) injury care

In celebration of the opening, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 3, with leadership and employees from the Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office’s (EM-LA), N3B, and HealthWorks Medical in attendance.

HealthWorks Medical, a nationwide primary care and occupational medicine provider based in Paducah, Ky., has a vision to transform workplace healthcare. The company partners with employers of all sizes, providing individualized care clinics.

“We are excited to bring our expertise and services to N3B,” said Dr. Kyle Turnbo, CEO and medical director at HealthWorks Medical. “Our goal is to provide high-quality healthcare that supports the health and productivity of the workforce.”

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About N3B
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear and BWX Technologies. N3B manages the $2.1 billion, 10-year Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office.

Robert Edwards, N3B Environment, Safety, Health and Quality program manager, and Ellie Gilbertson, EM-LA acting manager held the ribbon while Dr. Turnbo, CEO and medical director at HealthWorks Medical made the ceremonial cut in celebration of the opening of the new occupational medicine clinic for N3B.