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Woodbury County addresses progress on health & wellness plan

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Staying healthy is important for yourself, and for your work place, so you can be productive and get work done.

Tuesday, Woodbury County's new Human Resources Director Ed Gilliland spoke to supervisors about the county's progress on a health and wellness plan.

He says, compared to others in the state, the county is looking good. The amount they've submitted in claims this year, for the county's 385 employees, is about $5-million. That's where they were five years ago.

One area that's been a true success is the biometrics screening the county holds every fall. "I was just approached by a gentleman who literally feels like it saved his life because they did find a cancer, initial stages of it, and he was able to have that treated, and is going to recover and be fine," Woodbury Co. Human Resource Director Ed Gilliland.

Going forward, Gilliland says his department would like to become part of the Blue Zones project.

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