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      Lee County makes employee wellness a priority

      The Lee County Board of Commissioners held a special called Personnel Committee meeting Friday morning to discuss ways to improve its current wellness program in the upcoming year.

      The County currently has about 220 employees enrolled in the wellness program.

      The program has been in place for two years and Personnel Committee Chairman Luke Singletary says they take employee health seriously.

      Lee County is connected now with Corporate Health Partners (CHP) and so the Committee heard from CHP about new plans it may have going forward as well as representatives from the YMCA.

      "More healthy employees helps drive down health care costs which is a big problem in every business and every government entity now," Singletary said.

      Going forward, Singletary says County Manager Ron Rabun will look at other counties that have successful wellness programs. He will then make some proposals and the Committee will vote.

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