Sunday, May 28, 2017

Florida Hospitals/Health Systems Contacted

(Updated 2/18/2020)

I continue to read personal testimonies from members of our corn allergy support groups documenting that medical personnel continue to administer dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients in direct violation of the contraindication warning on the package insert.  It is also apparent that too many medical professionals do not understand the critical difference between dextrose and corn-derived dextrose, citric acid and corn-derived citric acid, ascorbic acid and corn-derived ascorbic acid, etc.  Anything derived from corn can prove fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergic patient.  The most heartbreaking testimonies are from parents of corn-allergic infants, many of whom have been diagnosed with "failure to thrive" due to the lack of corn-free infant formulas.  Hospitals have NO alternative safe sources of corn-free nutrition to feed to these struggling babies, and their pediatricians/dietitians cannot offer any assistance to parents of corn-allergic infants. 

In summary, the corn allergy population can consume very few processed foods; and no commercially-processed non-organic meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes.  Many corn-allergic patients must have their medications compounded to exclude corn; and since tap water may contain corn due to corn-derived purification chemicals, many are forced to purchase other sources of corn-free water.  In addition, it is difficult trying to find a water filtration system that is not manufactured with corn-derived components.

Therefore, the primary message I am sharing with these hospitals/health systems is that it will now be their responsibility to provide corn-free foods, fluids, and medications (compounded to exclude corn-derived ingredients) to corn-allergic patients.  Otherwise, it could be interpreted that hospitals are discriminating against the corn allergy community.

After one of the state hospital associations informed me that it was not their responsibility to contact their member hospitals with our corn allergy awareness message/documentation, and instructed me to contact every hospital within the United States; I have been contacting hospitals/health systems in each state on behalf of the corn-allergic patients.

FLORIDA HOSPITALS/HEALTH SYSTEMS:
All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg (see Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital)
American Medical Association, @AmerMedicalAssn
American Red Cross, USA, @RedCross
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, @APHospital
Ascension, USA, @Ascensionorg
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura, @AHMCAventura
Baker County Medical Services (BCMS), Macclenny, Email: info@bcmedsvcs.com
Baptist Children's Hospital, Miami (see Baptist Health South Florida)
Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, @eBHC
Baptist Health Northeast Florida, @BaptistHealthJx
Baptist Health South Florida, @BaptistHealthSF 
Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami (see Baptist Health South Florida)
Baptist Hospital, Pensacola (see Baptist Health Care)
Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Jacksonville Beach (see Baptist Health Northeast Florida)
Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Fernandina Beach (see Baptist Health Northeast Florida)
Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville (see Baptist Health Northeast Florida)
Bartow Regional Medical Center, Bartow (see BayCare)
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health System, @BascomPalmerEye
Bay Medical Sacred Heart, Panama City, @baymedicalctr + online contact form
BayCare, Tampa Bay area, @BayCare
Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, @BayfrontHealth
Beraja Medical Institute, Coral Gables, @berajamed
Bethesda Health, Inc., Bethesda Hospital East, Boynton Beach, @MyBethesda
Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, @blakemedical + @BlakeMedCenter
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, @BocaRegional
Boca Regional Urgent Care, Boca Raton, @BocaUrgentCare
Bon Secours Health System, @bshsi
Bon Secours St. Petersburg (see Bon Secours Health System)
Bonita Community Health Center (BCHC), Bonita Springs, online contact form
Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon, @BrandonRegional
Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, @BrooksRehab
Brooksville Regional Medical Center, Brooksville (see Bayfront Health)
Broward Health Coral Springs, Coral Springs (see Broward Health)
Broward Health Imperial Point, Fort Lauderdale (see Broward Health)
Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale (see Broward Health)
Broward Health North, Deerfield Beach (see Broward Health)
Broward Health Weston, Weston (see Broward Health)
Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, @BrowardHealth
Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, Graceville (unable to contact)
Cancer Research Institute, USA, @CancerResearch
Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach (see Health First)
Cape Coral Hospital, Cape Coral (see Lee Health)
Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, @CapitalRegional
Cedars Medical Center, Miami (see University of Miami Hospital)
Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, @CFLRegionalHosp
Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda (see Bayfront Health)
Children's Hospital Association, USA, @hospitals4kids
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, USA, @cmnnj
Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Fort Lauderdale (see Broward Health)
Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, @CitrusMemorial
Cleveland Clinic, Weston, @CleveClinicFL
Columbia Miami Heart Institute, Miami (see Mount Sinai Medical Center)
Community Hospital, New Port Richey (see Medical Center of Trinity)
Coral Gables Hospital, Coral Gables @CoralGablesHosp
Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, @DelrayMedCenter
DeSoto Memorial Hospital, Arcadia, @DMHArcadia
Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables (see Baptist Health South Florida)
Doctors Hospital, Sarasota, @DocHospSarasota
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando (see Orlando Health)
Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, Macclenny (see Baker County Medical Services)
Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, @EnglewoodComm
Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, @fawcetthospital
Fishermen's Community Hospital, Marathon, online contact form
Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, @FlaglerHospital
Florida Hospital Altamonte, online contact form 
Florida Hospital Apopka, online contact form
Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Land O' Lakes, online contact form
Florida Hospital Carrollwood, online contact form
Florida Hospital Celebration Health, online contact form
Florida Hospital DeLand, online contact form
Florida Hospital East Orlando, online contact form
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, online contact form
Florida Hospital Flagler, Palm Coast, online contact form
Florida Hospital for Children (several locations), online contact form
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring, online contact form
Florida Hospital Kissimmee, online contact form
Florida Hospital Lake Placid (see Florida Hospital)
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach, @FHMemorial
Florida Hospital New Smyrna, online contact form
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, online contact form
Florida Hospital Oceanside (see Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center)
Florida Hospital Orlando, online contact form
Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute (see Florida Hospital Tampa)
Florida Hospital Tampa, online contact form
Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler Counties, @FlHospVF
Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, @FLHOSPWATERMAN
Florida Hospital Wauchula (see Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center)
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, online contact form
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, online contact form
Florida Hospital, @FloridaHospital
Florida Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, @FloridaMedCtr
Florida State Hospital, Florida DCF, Chattahoochee, @MyFLFamilies
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Fort Walton Beach, @FWBMC
Gadsden Community Hospital, Quincy (unable to contact)
Golisano Children's Hospital, Fort Myers, @SWFLChildrens
Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, @GoodSamaritanMC
Gulf Breeze Hospital, Gulf Breeze (see Baptist Health Care)
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers (see Lee Health)
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, Panama City, @GulfCoastRMC
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, @MoffittNews
Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange (see Halifax Health)
Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach (see Halifax Health)
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach, @HalifaxHealth
HCA Healthcare, @HCAhealthcare
HCA West Florida, Tampa, @HCAWestFL
Health Central, Ocoee (see Orlando Health)
Health First, Brevard County, @Health_First
Healthmark Regional Medical Center, DeFuniak Springs (left message w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 850-951-4500)
HealthPark Medical Center, Fort Myers (see Lee Health)
HealthSouth (multi-state), @healthsouth
HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, Panama City, online contact form
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, online contact form
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, online contact form
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, Brooksville, online contact form
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, online contact form
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Largo, online contact form
HealthSouth RidgeLake Hospital, Sarasota (see HealthSouth)
HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, Melbourne, online contact form
HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, online contact form
HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital, Vero Beach, online contact form
Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, @RMCHealth
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport/Haines City,  online contact form
Heart of Tampa, Hudson (see Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point)
Hendry Regional Medical Center, Clewiston (unable to contact)
Heritage Hospital, Lecanto (unable to contact)
Hialeah Hospital, Hialeah, @HialeahHospital
Hollywood Medical Center, Hollywood (unable to contact)
Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne (see Health First)
Holtz Children's Hospital, Miami, @HoltzChildren
Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, @HolyCrossFL  
Homestead Hospital, Homestead (see Baptist Health South Florida)
Hughston Clinic (multi-state), @HughstonOrtho
Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, @IRMCVero
Jackson Health System, Miami, @JacksonHealth
Jackson Hospital, Marianna (left message with Dir. of Nursing, 850-526-2200)
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami (see Jackson Health System)
Jackson South Community Hospital, Miami (see Jackson Health System)
Jewett Orthopaedic, Orlando, @JewettOrtho
JFK Medical Center North, West Palm Beach, @JFKMCNorth
JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, @jfkmedical
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, @JDCHospital
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, @allchildrens
Jupiter Medical Center, @JupiterMedNews
Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, @KendallRMC
Kindred Hospital North Florida, Green Cove Springs, @kindredhealth
Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, online contact form
Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center, @DeptVetAffairs
Lake Wales Medical Center, online contact form
Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland, Email: info@myLRH.org
Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida (see Landmark Hospitals)
Landmark Hospitals (multi-state), online contact form
Largo Medical Center, Largo, @LargoMedical
Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, @LARKINHOSPITAL
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Ft. Pierce, @lawnwoodmed
Lee Health, Lee County, @Lee_Health
Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Email: mycare@CentFLHealth.org
LifeCare Hospitals (multi-state), @LifeCare_Health
Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, @LowerKeysMed
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando, @MDAndersonNews
Manatee Memorial, Bradenton, @ManateeMemorial
Martin Health System, Stuart, @Martin_Health
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, @MayoClinic
Mease Countryside Hospital, Clearwater (see BayCare)
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin (see BayCare)
Medical Center Clinic, Pensacola (unable to contact)
Medical Center of Trinity, Trinity, @MedCtrOfTrinity
Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, @mhshospital
Memorial Hospital Flagler, Palm Coast (see Florida Hospital Flagler)
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, @MemorialJax
Memorial Hospital Miramar (see Memorial Healthcare System)
Memorial Hospital of Tampa, @MemorialTampa
Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines (see Memorial Healthcare System)
Memorial Hospital West Pembroke Pines (see Memorial Healthcare System)
Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood (see Memorial Healthcare System)
Mercy Hospital, Miami, @MercyHospMIA
Miami Children's Hospital (see Nicklaus Children's Hospital)
Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater (see BayCare)
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey (see BayCare)
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, @MountSinaiMiami
Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, online contact form
Naval Hospital Jacksonville, @NHJAX
Naval Hospital Pensacola, Email: pcola-webmaster@med.navy.mil
NCH Healthcare System, Naples, @NCHFlorida
Nemours Children's Clinic Hospital, Orlando (see Nemours Children's Health System)
Nemours Children's Clinic Hospital, Pensacola (see Nemours Children's Health System)
Nemours Children's Health System, Jacksonville, @Nemours
Nemours Children's Hospital, Jacksonville (see Nemours Children's Health System)
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami, @Nicklaus4Kids
North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, @NFRMC
North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview (spoke w/Risk Mgmt. Dept., 850-689-8100)
North Shore Medical Center, Miami, @NorthShoreMedC
Northeast Florida State Hospital, Macclenny (see Florida State Hospital)
Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg (see Northside Hospital)
Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, @NSH_StPete
Northwest Florida Community Hospital, Chipley, FB message
Northwest Medical Center, Margate, @NorthWestMed
Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, @OakHillHospital
Ocala Health, West Marion Community Hospital, Ocala, @OcalaHealthFL
Ocala Marion Ocala Regional Medical Center (see Ocala Health)
Ocala Regional Medical Center (see Ocala Health)
Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, @opmedcenter
Orlando Health, Orlando, @orlandohealth
Orlando Orthopaedic, Orlando, @orlandoortho
Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando (see Orlando Health)
Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, @OrthoCenter
Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, @OsceolaRegional
OwlNow Urgent Care, Lakeland, @NiteOwlCare
Palm Bay Community Hospital, Palm Bay (see Health First)
Palm Beach Children's Hospital, West Palm Beach, @PBChildrensHosp
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, @PBGardensMC
Palm Springs General Hospital, Inc., Hialeah (see Larkin Community Hospital)
Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, @PalmettoGeneral
Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, @PalmsofPasadena
Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee, @PalmsWHospital
Parkway Regional Medical Center, North Miami Beach (see Jackson Health System)
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), Titusville, @ParrishMed
Pasco Regional Medical Center, Dade City (see Bayfront Health)
Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte (see Bayfront Health)
Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Naples, @Physicians_Reg
Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples (see Physicians Regional Healthcare System)
Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital, Delray Beach (see Delray Medical Center)
Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, @PlantationHosp
Poinciana Medical Center, Kissimmee, @PoincianaMedCtr
Prime Healthcare Services (multi-state), @PrimeHealthServ
Promise Healthcare (multi-state), @Promise_Health
Promise Hospital of Florida at The Villages, Oxford (see Promise Healthcare)
Promise Hospital of Fort Myers, Fort Myers (see Promise Healthcare)
Promise Hospital of Miami, Miami (see Promise Healthcare)
Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka, @PutnamMedCenter
Raulerson Hospital, Okeechobee, @raulersonhosp
Regional Cancer Center, Fort Myers, @RegCancerCenter
Regional General Hospital, Williston, online contact form
Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point, @RMCHealth
Rehabilitation Hospital, Pensacola (see West Florida Healthcare) 
River Point Behavioral Health, Jacksonville (chose not to contact; required personal info.)
Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, @SHHPENS
Santa Rosa Medical Center, Milton, online contact form
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, @SMHCS
Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, online contact form
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Crystal River, @SRRMC
Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, Lake City, online contact form
Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center, Live Oak, online contact form
Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Starke, online contact form
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, @SHCTPA
Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA, Canada, Mexico, @shrinershosp
South Bay Hospital, Sun City, @SouthBayHosp
South Florida Baptist Hospital, Plant City (seeBayCare)
South Lake Hospital, Clermont (see Orlando Health)
South Miami Hospital, Miami (see Baptist Health South Florida)
South Seminole Hospital, Longwood (see Orlando Health)
Specialty Hospital, Jacksonville, online contact form
Spring Hill Regional Hospital, Spring Hill (see Bayfront Health)
St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg (see BayCare)
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, St. Cloud, online contact form
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Tampa (see BayCare)
St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa (see BayCare)
St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa (see BayCare)
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, Tampa (see BayCare)
St. Lucie Medical Center, Port Saint Lucie, @stluciemed
St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach, @StMaryMC
St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, @StPeteGeneral
St. Vincent's Health Center Riverside (see St. Vincent's HealthCare)
St. Vincent's HealthCare, Jacksonville, @Jaxhealth
St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville (see St. Vincent's HealthCare)
Steward Health Care System, @Steward
Sun Coast Hospital, Largo (see Largo Medical Center)
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Tallahassee, @TMHFORLIFE
Tampa Community Hospital, Tampa, @TampaCommHosp
Tampa General Hospital (TGH), Tampa, @TGHCares
Tampa Shriners Hospital, Tampa, @shrinershosp
The Center for Bone and Joint Surgery, Palm Beach County, @OrthopedicDocs
Town & Country Hospital, Tampa (see Tampa Community Hospital)
Tri-County Hospital, Williston (see Regional General Hospital)
Trinity Health (21 states), @TrinityHealthMI
Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, @twinhospital
Universal Health Services, Inc. (multi-state), @UHS_Inc
University Hospital & Medical Center, Tamarac, @UHMCHCA
University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Orlando, @UFHealthOH
University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital, Gainesville, @UFHealth
University of Florida Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, Gainesville, @UFHealth
University of Florida Health Shands Rehab Hospital, Gainesville, @UFHealth
University of Florida Health, Jacksonville, @UFHealthJax
University of Miami Hospital, Miami (see University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, @umiamimedicine
University of South Florida Health, Tampa, @USFHealth
VA Medical Center, Gainesville, @DeptVetAffairs
Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Venice, online contact form
Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington, @WellingtonRegMC
West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, @WestBocaMedical
West Florida Healthcare, Pensacola, @WFLHealthcare
West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, @BaptistHealthSF
West Palm Beach Hospital (see JFK Medical Center North)
Westchester General Hospital, Miami, Email: mededucation@westchesterhospital.com
Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, @WestsideRMC
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Orlando, @WinnieHospital
Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven (see BayCare)
Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park, online contact form
Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, @WolfsonChildren
Wuestoff Medical Center, Melbourne (see Steward Health Care System)
Wuestoff Medical Center, Rockledge (see Steward Health Care System)


Published Corn Allergy Studies/Statistics  (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)

Baxter Labs specifically warns about administering dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients.
 "Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products." - Page 3

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."

DEXTROSE (CORN SUGAR): FDA FEDERAL REGULATION, GRAS - 184.1857

“Corn Products and Derivatives List,” Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), 6/6/17

Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly)


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

Source:
“List of hospitals in Florida”






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