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Mercy Medical Center now a Blue Zones Worksite

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Siouxland welcomes another Blue Zones Worksite to the area.

Mercy Medical Center is now the ninth location in Sioux City to adopt the well-being improvement initiative.

To become a Blue Zones Work Site Mercy worked closely with its cafe chef to create a menu with healthier options.

Mercy also organized a wellness committee to help support healthy lifestyles among its employees.

Linda Krei, Mercy Medical Center said, "I just believe that this is an important part of who we are and I think that our founding sister Catherine Macula from the original years really got it right and our challenge is to carry that forward. To me, when we know we've gotten it right, is when we stop really talking about it being a Blue Zone Project and really just start talking about our way of being here integrated into our culture."

Sioux City is one of 19 Blue Zones Project demonstration sites in Iowa.

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