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Winter Newsletter 2021

December 2021                                                                       Vol. 16 / No. 4


While COVID-19 remains an ongoing global health crisis that has changed how we live, learn, work, play, and celebrate, there are things we can do to stay healthy and safe while also helping others in need. 


In this issue our medical advisor, Ben Kligler, MD writes about the health properties of probiotics and the many ways this supplement powerhouse can bolster health year-round, for kids and adults alike.


To help combat the pandemic, we are launching the Covid Recovery Study to better understand long-haul COVID symptoms experienced by health care workers and what may help aid in their recovery.


Our commitment to sustainability and sustaining our health care heroes and our neighbors in need has taken on a renewed focus. In an effort to help meet the basic needs of the communities surrounding Hackensack University Medical Center, our colleagues have generously donated new and gently-used clothing, non-perishable food, school supplies and personal care products. Tens of thousands of items were collected and distributed throughout the year, truly highlighting that we can all do something to help.


With the pandemic still upon us, our Greening The Cleaning program has taken on new meaning and importance. Our colleague James Ronchi was appointed the Cleaning and Disinfecting Subject Matter Expert for Hackensack Meridian Health’s Keeping America Safe program, providing the knowledge and resources to help organizations safely get back to business. For guidance on disinfecting, green cleaning and information on Greening The Cleaning products, contact James at 551-996-8047.


We thank you - our colleagues and friends - for all of your support in 2021.


As we celebrate the holidays and the gift giving that is so much a part of it, let us remember not only to count our blessings, but to be the blessings others can count on. 


Wishing you health and wellness,





Probiotics: A New Way to Get Through The Winter

shutterstock_106241129With COVID 19 still hovering in the background—we all are starting to think about what we can do to stay healthy over the next few months. One of the best answers may come from a surprising place: the world of bacteria and probiotics. Read more




Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Latinas in Cleaning Occupations in Northern New Jersey

woman_cleaning_glass_shutterstock_185560472As part of our mission to better understand the needs of underserved populations in NJ communities, our researchers completed a study on the barriers faced by Latinas in cleaning occupations. The study identified the training opportunities, lack of PPE and other needs of this critical population of essential workers. Learn more here.


Healthy Interiors: Entrance Mats

With winter upon us, leaves are blowing throughout the streets and ice melt is already being spread outside your facility and on your entrance floors. That's why quality entrance mats will be the most essential tool you have in keeping your floors looking good. They should be utilized in every entrance of your building and directly outside its entrance points. Read more


Healthy Recipes

kids_cookingTaste something new this season, click here to view our delicious holiday recipes.




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