Blue Zones Adds Another Worksite

Mercy Becomes and Blue Zone

MASON CITY, IA – Another North Iowa establishment is being designated as an official Blue Zones worksite.

Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa is cutting that blue ribbon in honor of the accomplishment.

Mercy is the largest employer in the area, and has registered more than 400 employees to be a part of the “Blue Zones Project.”

Hospital officials say this designation is helping the center to lead by example.

Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa Human Resources Official, Brenda Rasmusen said, “We looked at a lot of things that we’re doing like offering EAP, we have walking maps for our associates, we’ve added some things like healthy vending machines in the cafeteria and some other things like that. Bike racks for people who may ride their bikes to work.”

Mercy officials also encourage other area businesses to look at what they’re currently doing to improve employee’s health. They may already be taking a step in the right direction.

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