Success Stories


FOCUS ON THE ACTION SIDE OF WELLNESS

I am Dennis Herrmann, and I am thankful I was able to lose 40 pounds, 12 of those in conjunction with the company February weight loss program. I would like to share how the Caterpillar wellness program played a significant part.

The points system of the holiday freeze program was, to me, a well-thought-out approach that focused on the action side of wellness. We seem to have plenty of knowledge on the matter of wellness, but the fact is, implementation is the other part. The point system in introducing action steps gave one a motive to try quite a number of activities. Some of the ideas that continue in my life are walks to the creek, higher levels of grain fiber intake, and parking the vehicles farther away.

In addition to the impact on my life and how I am impressed with the program’s design, I would like to share how I saw great enthusiasm on the part of the Mapleton medical team and high engagement from my co-laborers. I didn’t and don’t look at it as a competition, but as a shared interest that we all can be winners together.

--Submitted by Dennis Herrmann

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ON-SITE HEALTH CHECK LEADS TO EYE-OPENING DISCOVERY

LeMont Williams is a first-shift welder and Safety Champion in Building LL in East Peoria, Ill. One day in March, LeMont had a courtesy blood pressure check and was shocked to learn his blood pressure was, in his words, “blistering high.” READ MORE

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PREVENTIVE EXAMS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

In my opinion, too many men are just like me in that they do not see a doctor unless something is really wrong. Stated another way, they just seem not to believe in preventive medicine. READ MORE

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SCREENINGS SAVE LIVES

Mike Proehl has been receiving annual physicals from Dr. Jim Bauer for several years. During that time Dr. Bauer kept reminding Mike to get a colonoscopy screening. In the fall of 2014, Mike decided it was time, especially since he had just turned 60. READ MORE